This murder is reminiscent of the murder of Margo Walls
four months before. After the furore over the Hill murder only three weeks
earlier the police had to bury this one quickly. It was done close to
police headquarters in Dewsbury from which the hunt for the Ripper was
directed. Chief Superintendent Gilrain was handed this hot potato but they
quickly discounted the Ripper. First it was a murder hunt, then a man was
questioned about it and finally they said she was hit by a train. They had
much to hide. I wonder if that man was Peter Sutcliffe, the man who could
not be arrested, the man who had three weeks before murdered Jacqueline
Hill, and who would shortly attempt to stage his arrest in Sheffield
because the West Yorkshire police had decided not to arrest him for his
crimes for tactical reasons.
I believe Sutcliffe committed more assaults and murders in this period
when, as he admitted himself he was completely out of touch with reality.
Some of these may be in the London area when he was badgering Mr Sickert,
the Victorian Ripper expert. One murder of a prostitute in the Savoy hotel
comes to mind. It had his M.O. stamped on it.