8:30pm – Saturday, April 28 on ABC1
A fox runs through Whitechapel with a human arm in its mouth, and the team is called to investigate. The arm belonged to an adult woman, removed post-death. Without knowing where the arm was originally dumped, they have no crime scene – their only witness is a fox.
Then DI Mina Norroy – as precise and ordered as Chandler himself – arrives from Richmond; she’s fished a woman’s torso out of the river by Putney Bridge…
Tests reveal the woman was killed when she ingested an unknown corrosive substance. The team speculates that poisoners are mostly women, while men dismember – could they be searching for a murderous couple.
Buchan’s research uncovers the Thames Torso mysteries – the heads were never found, the torsos never identified, the killer never caught and the women were forgotten. Chandler is determined his victim will not be forgotten.
After staking out the fox, in the hope it will lead them to where it found the arm, the team discovers a human left foot.
Desperate to establish the identity of his victim, Chandler sends the team on a night time search of the riverbank to see if they can retrieve the head. Instead, another left foot is discovered, meaning another victim…