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28th Jul '17 5:04:48 PM Kate
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* An episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' featured a body that got into a wardrobe while it was being carried up some stairs. At the bottom, the wardrobe was empty. At the top, the door was opened and the corpse fell out.

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* An episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' featured a body that got into a wardrobe while it was being carried up some stairs. At the bottom, the wardrobe was empty. At the top, the door was opened and the corpse fell out. [[spoiler:The victim was breaking into Maddy Magellan's flat to retrieve an incriminating videotape she'd been accidentally given and, quite alive, got into the wardrobe to avoid being caught. However, before she left her own home, a pipe fell off scaffolding and hit her on the head, leading to her TimeDelayedDeath]].
12th Jul '17 8:24:40 AM hszmv1
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** The winner has to be an episode that opens with several bodies in various states of decay in a forest. A man ignores most of the bodies and directs Grissom to one, which Grissom asks what's so unusual about it. The man explains it's not his. After the credits we learn that the man is a long time friend of Grissom and operates a "Body Farm" (a scientific facility that takes bodies donated to science and monitors what happens as it is allowed to decay. The body the man identifies as not belonging to him is infact not one of the bodies that he was watching decay... someone put the body there, hoping that it would go unnoticed.
15th May '17 6:14:16 PM eroock
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->''In our house at the end of The Mews,\\

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->''In ->''"In our house at the end of The Mews,\\



And we're unable to work out whose.''

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And we're unable to work out whose.''
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2nd May '17 6:20:48 PM eroock
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->In our house at the end of The Mews,\\

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->In ->''In our house at the end of The Mews,\\



And we're unable to work out whose.

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And we're unable to work out whose.
whose.''
16th Apr '17 6:47:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Creator/HowardChaykin ''Radio/TheShadow'' comic book series, a body is stuffed into the bottle of a office water cooler in the first issue. How this was accomplished is never explained--[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment or even referred to again]], as the perpetrator is known, and is pursued for his master plan.
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency'', a body was stuffed into a drum of liquid nitrogen.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Bug Edgar, posing as a waiter, is asked where Little Ivan, the guy he's replaced is. Bug Edgar says he [[BondOneLiner gave him a break]], and the camera pans to show that he means this literally, having broken his body in half and stuffed him into a shelf.
* In ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', a man who'd been trapped by Graboids for days is found high up on a power pylon, dead of thirst. Another man's head turns up half-buried in the ground, face-up under a hat.
* In the original ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', Nora finds a (fake) severed head planted in her suitcase.
* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's black comedy ''Film/TheTroubleWithHarry'' features a corpse that [[PeekABooCorpse pops up]] in a series of odd places.
* Played With in ''Film/TopSecret'', with a man being crushed in a car compactor (although the man isn't dead... yet).
* Does ''Film/EightHeadsInADuffelBag'' count?
* In ''Film/TheBurbs'', Corey Feldman finds a mound of bones in the Klopecks' trunk.

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* In the Creator/HowardChaykin ''Radio/TheShadow'' comic book series, a body is stuffed into the bottle of a office water cooler in the first issue. How this was accomplished is never explained--[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment or even referred to again]], as the perpetrator is known, and is pursued for his master plan.
plan.
* In an issue of ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency'', a body was stuffed into a drum of liquid nitrogen.

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nitrogen.

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Bug Edgar, posing as a waiter, is asked where Little Ivan, the guy he's replaced is. Bug Edgar says he [[BondOneLiner gave him a break]], and the camera pans to show that he means this literally, having broken his body in half and stuffed him into a shelf.
shelf.
* In ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', a man who'd been trapped by Graboids for days is found high up on a power pylon, dead of thirst. Another man's head turns up half-buried in the ground, face-up under a hat.
hat.
* In the original ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', Nora finds a (fake) severed head planted in her suitcase.
suitcase.
* Creator/AlfredHitchcock's black comedy ''Film/TheTroubleWithHarry'' features a corpse that [[PeekABooCorpse pops up]] in a series of odd places.
places.
* Played With in ''Film/TopSecret'', with a man being crushed in a car compactor (although the man isn't dead... yet).
yet).
* Does ''Film/EightHeadsInADuffelBag'' count?
count?
* In ''Film/TheBurbs'', Corey Feldman finds a mound of bones in the Klopecks' trunk.



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* In Donald Westlake's "The Risk Profession", a killer hides a victim by leaving it sealed inside its spacesuit, which he hangs inconspicuously in its storage closet.

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* In Donald Westlake's "The Risk Profession", a killer hides a victim by leaving it sealed inside its spacesuit, which he hangs inconspicuously in its storage closet.



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* Corpses turning up in weird places is one of the signature features of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', so much so that most episodes' titles refer to the body-of-the-week's location.
* One mummified corpse on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' turned up stuffed inside a chimney.
* Inversion: On ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', a man's corpse was found at the site of his murder ... inside the morgue.
* In one episode of ''Series/PicketFences'', a body was stuffed into a home dishwasher.

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* Corpses turning up in weird places is one of the signature features of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', so much so that most episodes' titles refer to the body-of-the-week's location.
location.
* One mummified corpse on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' turned up stuffed inside a chimney.
chimney.
* Inversion: On ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', a man's corpse was found at the site of his murder ... inside the morgue.
morgue.
* In one episode of ''Series/PicketFences'', a body was stuffed into a home dishwasher.



* This is a DiscussedTrope in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E17Heart "Heart" (S02, Ep17)]], when Sam says there may be human hearts behind the Häagen-Dazs.

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* This is a DiscussedTrope in the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E17Heart "Heart" (S02, Ep17)]], when Sam says there may be human hearts behind the Häagen-Dazs.



[[AC: Theater]]
* In ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' and its film adaptation, one of the running gags is hiding the body of Mr. Spenalzo, which gets shuffled around into various places, including a window seat.

[[AC: VideoGames]]
* In the flash horror game, ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}}'', you find a dismembered head in a microwave.
* In the Steam bestseller ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', you can find random parts all over if you look hard enough.
** Especially in Custom Games, where people have put human torsos over keys in dresser drawers. Some levels can be beaten by actually throwing these parts at enemies so they chase them, letting you hide.

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* In ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' and its film adaptation, one of the running gags is hiding the body of Mr. Spenalzo, which gets shuffled around into various places, including a window seat.

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seat.

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* In the flash horror game, ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}}'', you find a dismembered head in a microwave.
microwave.
* In the Steam bestseller ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', you can find random parts all over if you look hard enough.
enough.
** Especially in Custom Games, where people have put human torsos over keys in dresser drawers. Some levels can be beaten by actually throwing these parts at enemies so they chase them, letting you hide.



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* SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer kept the body parts of his victims in various places in his apartment, including, infamously, a severed head that one of the arresting officers found in his refrigerator.

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* SerialKiller Jeffrey Dahmer kept the body parts of his victims in various places in his apartment, including, infamously, a severed head that one of the arresting officers found in his refrigerator.


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13th Mar '17 5:32:19 PM rjd1922
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** Which was later dramatized in the film ''Film/FourRooms''

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** Which was later dramatized in the film ''Film/FourRooms''''Film/FourRooms''.


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* In 2015, [[http://www.history.com/news/ct-scan-reveals-mummified-monk-inside-ancient-buddha-statue the thousand-year old body of the Buddhist master Liuquan was found inside a statue of Buddha]].
13th Jan '17 2:17:19 PM AG1995
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* An episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' featured a body that got into a wardrobe while it was being carried down some stairs. At the top, the wardrobe was empty. At the bottom, the door was opened and the corpse fell out.

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* An episode of ''Series/JonathanCreek'' featured a body that got into a wardrobe while it was being carried down up some stairs. At the top, bottom, the wardrobe was empty. At the bottom, top, the door was opened and the corpse fell out.




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* ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'': During the second case, finding out how the killer managed to [[spoiler:smuggle the body into one of the water tanks for Yumeno's magic show, despite the area being off limits at night and without the piranhas in the tank devouring the body before it was revealed]] is pivotal to naming the culprit.
18th Nov '16 4:43:43 PM rjd1922
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* In case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', figuring out how the body was hidden is actually the way to prove the culprit's guilt. [[spoiler:The body was tied up hands behind head with a spear sticking out of its abdomen and disguised as a bust of Phoenix Wright in his iconic "Objection!" pose.]]

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* In case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', figuring out how the body was hidden is actually the way to prove the culprit's guilt. [[spoiler:The body was tied up hands behind head with a spear sticking out of its abdomen and disguised as a bust of Phoenix Wright in [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger his iconic "Objection!" pose.pose]].]]
18th Sep '16 5:49:47 PM rjd1922
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** Especially in Custom Games, where people have put human torsos over keys in dresser drawers. YMMV, as some levels can be beaten by actually throwing these parts at enemies so they chase them, letting you hide.

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** Especially in Custom Games, where people have put human torsos over keys in dresser drawers. YMMV, as some Some levels can be beaten by actually throwing these parts at enemies so they chase them, letting you hide.




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* In case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', figuring out how the body was hidden is actually the way to prove the culprit's guilt. [[spoiler:The body was tied up hands behind head with a spear sticking out of its abdomen and disguised as a bust of Phoenix Wright in his iconic "Objection!" pose.]]
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