some with 1/none/both shoes but with dirty feet most/some of the time.
dirty clothing optional? no one knew as that seemed as random as the shoe option.
it had took a while to suspect/confirm it - the canals water having washed away some of the visual evidence and it was a historic place to die/killed.
all the true dirty deaths seemed to be voluntary/accident/suicide.
they had tried all sorts of links - types of shoes/clothes/people. nothing fitted. that included the shoes of the freshest victims who were not water bloated - you still could not get their shoes back on.