***CONTENT WARNING – THIS EPISODE FEATURES DESCRIPTIONS OF A CRIME AGAINST A CHILD***

At about 4 PM on September 21, 2001, 32-year-old Aidan Minter was walking his usual route back home over Tower Bridge in central London. It was Friday afternoon, and usually, the area would have been filled with people. But since the 9/11 attacks had taken place a little over a week prior, not everyone felt comfortable being around major landmarks, and Aidan was crossing the bridge alone.
 While he was walking, Aidan looked at the river Thames and saw driftwood floating around—and then, something else. About 20 feet away, there was something that looked like a beer barrel, but not quite. As Aidan got closer, he realised he was not looking at a piece of wood… but the torso of a little boy.

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