Peter Sutcliffe, the man more commonly referred to as the Yorkshire Ripper, has died while serving a life sentence prison for the murder of thirteen innocent women. It's reported that Sutcliffe refused treatment for COVID-19 and had underlying health conditions. His spate of tragic killings in the North of England stretched from 1975 to 1980. He was finally convicted in 1981.
Sutcliffe later told officers he felt strongly that he'd be assigned a "mission from God" to kill sex workers, although not all of his victims were sex workers.
His known victims were:
Wilma McCann, 28, Leeds, October 1975
Emily Jackson, 42, Leeds, January 1976
Irene Richardson, 28, Leeds, February 1977
Patricia Atkinson, 32, Bradford, April 1977
Jayne McDonald, 16, Leeds, June 1977
Jean Jordan, 21, Manchester, October 1977
Yvonne Pearson, 22, Bradford, January 1978
Helen Rytka, 18, Huddersfield, January 1978
Vera Millward, 41, Manchester, May 1978
Josephine Whitaker, 19, Halifax, May 1979
Barbara Leach, 20, Bradford, September 1979
Marguerite Walls, 47, Leeds, August 1980
Jacqueline Hill, 20, Leeds, November 1980