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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 April, 2003, 12:46 GMT 13:46 UK
Ripper expert dies at home
Peter Sutcliffe
A forensic expert who helped catch Peter Sutcliffe has died

A leading forensic biologist who helped West Yorkshire Police crack the Ripper serial murder case has died at the age of 78.

Stuart Kind produced a paper for the police which described the area in the region where the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, would probably come from.

Mr Kind concluded the serial killer probably lived between the towns of Shipley and Bingley.

Sutcliffe lived exactly between the two towns and was arrested two weeks after the report was produced.

Sutcliffe murdered 13 women across the north of England in the 1970s during a killing spree which had the region gripped in fear.

Mr Kind's work led to a technique known as "geographical profiling" which is now used by police worldwide.

He died at home in Harrogate and leaves a widow Evelyn, two sons and a daughter.

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