Monday, May 3, 2010

Prostitute's Death Left All Of Manhattan Wondering If Jack The Ripper Had Come To Play

On April 23, 1891, Carrie Brown, a 60-year-old prostitute known as “Old Shakespeare” because of her penchant for quoting the Bard after a few drinks, took a customer to the East River Hotel. The next morning, her body was found on the bed in room 31 of the hotel, on Catherine and Water Streets. She had been strangled and disemboweled.

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