An author is asking for the help of ECHO readers in tracking down any surviving family members of a 21-year-old “Jack The Stripper” murder victim from Bebington.
Elizabeth Figg is believed to have been the first of eight women targeted by the killer who carried out the so-called “Hammersmith Nudes Murders” in and around that area of London between 1959 and 1965.
The bodies of the victims, who were all sex workers, were found undressed in or near the River Thames, leading the press to nickname the murderer – who was never brought to justice – Jack the Stripper.
Elizabeth, who also went by the name Ann Phillips, died of asphyxiation due to manual strangulation.
Neil Milkins, co-author, with Professor David Wilson and Professor Bernard Knight, of Who Was Jack the Stripper? – The Hammersmith Nudes Murders, told the ECHO: “I am involved with a major BBC documentary –
The Hunt For A Serial Killer – dealing with the unsolved murders of these eight women. And it is my dream to bring together relatives of all the victims.”
“I have had extensive contact with relatives of six of the murdered women. I am still trying to make contact with family members of Elizabeth Figg who was found murdered at Duke’s Meadows in Chiswick, London on Wednesday June 17, 1959.
“Elizabeth Figg’s mother, Elsie (maiden name Mort), and…