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3rd Jul '16 3:15:39 PM eroock
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* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': When the young apprentice drops into Todd's studio, Todd is startled seeing the hand of Pirelli sticking out from the chest he stuffed his body in.

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* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': When the young apprentice drops into Todd's Film/SweeneyTodd's studio, Todd is startled seeing to see that the hand of Pirelli is sticking out from the chest he stuffed his body in.
3rd Jul '16 3:13:47 PM eroock
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* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'': When the young apprentice drops into Todd's studio, Todd is startled seeing the hand of Pirelli sticking out from the chest he stuffed his body in.
3rd Jul '16 3:08:48 PM eroock
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3rd Jul '16 3:05:03 PM eroock
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17th Jun '16 1:06:47 PM Miriam
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** [=McDowell=] also uses this trope at the end of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge novel ''Gilded Needles.'' One of the final victims is delivered to their home in an elaborate tea chest.
8th Jan '16 7:30:49 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "Monsieur Murdoch", the VictimOfTheWeek is found stuffed inside a steamer trunk at Union Station.
29th Dec '15 10:15:30 PM Thunderchin
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* Not exactly a chest per se, but Bond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' stuffs the bodies of [[spoiler:Obanno and his henchman]] in a nearby utility closet after their fight. Mathis later [[spoiler:uses the bodies as a PunkInTheTrunk]] to frame another bad guy.
2nd Dec '15 3:05:30 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': In "A Chill Goes Through Her Veins", a body is hidden inside a freezer to allow it to be smuggled out of an apartment building. The freezer is later placed in a storage unit and turned on, and that is where the body remains for years.

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
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In "A Chill Goes Through Her Veins", a body is hidden inside a freezer to allow it to be smuggled out of an apartment building. The freezer is later placed in a storage unit and turned on, and that is where the body remains for years.



* In an episode of ''Series/MajorCrimes'', ''Series/TheCloser's'' AfterShow, the body of a a young man is found in a barrel labeled "Hazardous Waste" at a recycling center. The killers know that the owner ships the barrels labeled hazardous up north to a landfill without opening them, where they are to be buried for a thousand years. Had their plan been successful, the body would never have been found, but unfortunately for them, while the barrel is still at the recycling center it's accidentally tipped over and the lid comes off, thus exposing the body.

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In an episode of ''Series/MajorCrimes'', ''Series/TheCloser's'' AfterShow, "Citizen's Arrest", the body of a a young man is found in a barrel labeled "Hazardous Waste" at a recycling center. The killers know that the owner ships the barrels labeled hazardous up north to a landfill without opening them, where they are to be buried for a thousand years. Had their plan been successful, the body would never have been found, but unfortunately for them, while the barrel is still at the recycling center it's accidentally tipped over and the lid comes off, thus exposing the body.body.
** In "Chain Reaction", a body is stuffed inside a cello case (fortunately off-screen).
27th Nov '15 4:02:40 PM foxley
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** In "Immortality", Grissom is sent a limbless body inside a suitcase.
22nd Nov '15 11:19:02 PM Pastykake
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What do you do if you have a dead body on your hands and somebody snooping around that you don't want to see it? Why, stuff it the body into a convenient empty chest or trunk until that busybody goes away, of course. This is only a temporary solution and you will still have to move the body later, but [[TemptingFate what could possibly go wrong?]]

This trope comes in two versions: dramatic and comedic. In the dramatic version, the person hiding the body (usually the killer but not always) will suddenly realise that a body part or piece of clothing is protruding from the chest just as someone (detective, loved one of the deceased, etc.) is poking around and have to desperately conceal the fact. And there is still the matter of moving the body later. In the comedic version, expect the box with the body to go missing, get mixed up with an identical looking box or to have all kinds of people wanting to open the chest for all kinds of innocent reasons. HilarityEnsues.

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What do you do if you have a dead body on your hands and somebody snooping around that whom you don't want to see it? Why, stuff it the body into a convenient empty chest or trunk until that busybody goes away, of course. This is only a temporary solution and you will still have to move the body later, but [[TemptingFate what could possibly go wrong?]]

This trope comes in two versions: dramatic and comedic. In the dramatic version, the person hiding the body (usually the killer but not always) will suddenly realise that a body part or piece of clothing is protruding from the chest just as someone (detective, loved one of the deceased, etc.) is poking around and have to desperately conceal the fact. And Then, there is still the matter of moving the body later. In the comedic version, expect the box with the body to go missing, get mixed up with an identical looking box identical-looking box, or to have all kinds of people wanting to open the chest for all kinds of innocent reasons. HilarityEnsues.
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