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Could Jack the Ripper be buried in Queensland?

The grave at Toowong Cemetery believed to be that of Jack the Ripper.
The grave at Toowong Cemetery believed to be that of Jack the Ripper.

HIGH on a hill in Toowong cemetery, one of the grim gravestones once bore the likeness of a notorious murderer.

It has since been desecrated but the image scratched into the sandstone memorial was that of a caped-man raising a dagger, the Courier Mail reports.

Walter Porriott, who was buried in the grave in 1952, was a convicted killer and conman, and relatives also suspect he was the monster responsible for a string of grisly, unsolved murders on the fog-shrouded streets of London; crimes so heinous that just the mention of the killer's nickname still evokes fear. Jack the Ripper.

Sydney man Steve Wilson once told me his great-grandfather Walter Porriott, buried in that desecrated grave in Toowong cemetery, "had a pathological hatred of prostitutes''.

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