Carol Wilkinson was murdered on the 10th October 1977 in
Bradford. This murder is peripheral to the Ripper story but should be
mentioned. There is strong circumstantial evidence that links this murder
to Peter Sutcliffe, the copy cat killer who tried to emulate the Ripper.
On the night of 9th October Sutcliffe travelled to Manchester to see what
had become of Jean Jordan or hoping perhaps to run into a police trap. He
pulled out the body so that it would be found, see Yallops book.
Then he drove back to Bradford in the early hours of the
10th. In such a state of mind the attack on Miss Wilkinson in the morning
mirrored the attack which he was to perform on the luckless Yvonne Pearson
3 months later and which the coroner linked also. A man was blamed and
convicted and professed his innocence. See his web site As in other cases
once someone is convicted the police are unwilling to look at any possible
mistakes they may have made. The description of the man who attacked the
kid the next day fits Sutcliffe. Taking all these things into account
Sutcliffe should be a serious suspect for this murder although I believe
even if he confessed and fully corroborated the circumstances of the
murder the police would not disclose these facts now.