The murder of Elizabeth Figg, a 21-year-old prostitute, bore all the hallmarks of the work of “Jack the Stripper,” the serial killer who terrorised West End vice girls in the mid-1960s. As in some of the Stripper’s cases, Elizabeth’s body was found in a secluded part of the Thames riverfront at Dukes Meadow, Chiswick, and, similarly, she was raped and manually strangled.

Police believe she was picked up by a motorist client on Wednesday, JUNE 17th, 1959, and taken to the river. Jack the Stripper was never found, but a man who committed suicide during the investigation was thought to be involved in the six murders associated with him.