It was 3.40am on Friday 31st August 1888 when Charles Cross and Robert Paul found Mary Ann Nichols' body laying on the pavement in Buck's Row.
PC John Neil 97J had also discovered the body of Mary Ann Nichols. The body hadn't been there when PC Neil had patrolled 30 minutes earlier.
Nichols was lying outside the gate to Mr Brown’s stables, her head towards the east, her left hand touching the gate. Her hands, which were open, lay by her sides and her legs were extended and a little apart. Blood oozed out of the wounds in her throat. A black straw bonnet trimmed with black velvet was by her side.