SEE IT: Sole facial composite of Jack the Ripper uncovered, killer’s face revealed

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A member of the staff is silhouetted against a screen which is showing a short movie about the nineteenth century notorious murderer “Jack the Ripper” as she poses for photographs during a press preview for the exhibition “Jack the Ripper and the East End” at the Museum in Docklands, east London, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. The exhibition, which will open to the public on Thursday, brings together surviving original documents for the first time, including police files, photographs and letters from the public to highlight the serial killer, who allegedly murdered 11 women between 1888 and 1891 in London’s East End, and the world where the crimes took place. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori) AKIRA SUEMORI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

SEE IT: Sole facial composite of Jack the Ripper uncovered, killer’s face revealed

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The only known alleged facial composite of the infamous British serial killer Jack the Ripper has been uncovered by police in old archives.

Officials discovered the rare find, which has the killer’s face carved into the handle of a wooden walking stick, and dozens of other artifacts relating to British criminal history, according to a Thursday report.

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The walking stick had been owned by Scotland Yard Detective Frederick Abberline, an official who had dedicated years of his life to finding the infamous killer.

Abberline was taken off the case in 1889, the report noted.

His walking stick is the only reported composite of the East End killer’s visage.

It had been held in the Police College in Bramshill, U.K., but it was feared lost when the college closed its doors in 2015, according to the report.

The walking stick was rediscovered at the College of Policing’s headquarters in Ryton, West Midlands, and it is now being used as a symbol of the advancements in police technology for recruits.

“Finding this cane was an exciting moment for us,” Antony Cash, the college’s content creator, said. “Jack the Ripper is one of the biggest and most infamous murder cases in our history, and his crimes were significant in paving the way for modern policing and forensics as it caused police to begin experimenting with and developing new techniques as they attempted to try and solve these murders, such as crime scene preservation, profiling, and photography.”

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“This walking cane is such a fascinating artifact which represents such a historically significant time in policing,” Cash continued. “It’s amazing that we can put it out on display here in Ryton, alongside the original newspaper cuttings, so that our officers can see first-hand how far we’ve advanced in policing since then.”

Jack the Ripper is said to have brutally murdered at least five women in 1888, and he was never captured.

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