Crime writer Patricia Cornwell 'more certain than ever' that artist was Jack the Ripper as she revisits investigation on which she spent £2m

When the crime writer Patricia Cornwell claimed to have discovered the identity of Jack the Ripper, she staked her reputation on it and said she was "100% sure" she had unmasked the killer. But nearly three years on, Cornwell has gone back to the archives to gather more fingerprint evidence to bolster her case and try to silence her critics.

Cornwell is convinced that the painter Walter Sickert was the Ripper, but art and crime historians have said her theory is far fetched and her evidence circumstantial.

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