Could Jack the Ripper be buried in Queensland?
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''.