Thames torso

Thames torso

A headless and limbless body of a five-year-old African boy which was found floating in the Thames near the Globe Theatre in London in 2001. The hunt by police led to Nigeria, where he was tentatively identified and thought to have been the victim of a Muti ritual killing or medicine murder.
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In this episode, there's hardly any room for the modern-day story thanks to references to, among others, Dr Crippen, the Marquis de Sade and the Thames torso mysteries.
As DI Chandler and DS Miles go on a nocturnal stakeout, Eddie Buchan's eyes light up excitedly at the word dismemberment and a chance to revisit the Thames Torso murders of 1887.
Whitechapel ITV1, 9pm This crime drama always features references to reallife cases, but this time around, there's hardly any room for the modern-day story thanks to references to, among others, Dr Crippen, the Marquis de Sade and the Thames torso mysteries.
As usual, nerdy expert Edward Buchanan is on hand to give us a history lesson on murders of London, and he sees similarities in this crime to the Thames Torso murders.
The first episode of the new series starts with a massacre at a tailors shop, with eerie echoes of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway murders, and in another storyline, a headless torso is washed up at Putney Bridge, leading Buchan to dig up the unsolved Thames Torso mysteries of 1888.
The first episode of the new series starts with a massacre at a tailor's shop, with eerie echoes of the infamous Ratcliffe Highway murders, and in another storyline, a headless torso is washed up at Putney Bridge, leading Buchan to dig up the unsolved Thames Torso mysteries of 1888, where the remains of a woman were found at three different sites in central London.
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