How to Hide a Body Pt. 5

Getting Rid of the Remains: Chemical

In this next section, we will discuss the multiple ways to dispose of the dismembered corpse- parts. Finding a reliable way to hide the body is very important. As you have dismembered the victim’s lifeless corpse, all that is needed is to decide how to dispose of the parts. There are many methods to destroy a corpse, and we will be covering just a few. Feel free to get as creative as you want. These methods are merely a guideline for helping to cover up a murder in a productive way.

Acid Dissolution: Using Acid

A tried and true method for dissolving flesh and denaturing protein is the use of acid. Pop culture has used this method, with the most recent and notable usage occurring in 2008 on the program Breaking Bad. In the episode, the main characters dissolve a body using hydrofluoric acid. A mistake is made when the body is dissolved in a metal tub, rather than plastic, allowing the remains to flood over the floor.

While this method is well known, it isn’t practical. The acid involved is not even listed in the seven strongest acids. Dissolving the body using the strongest acid available, hydrochloric acid, is also impractical. The body would take several days to dissolve, and produce a foul odor. However, if this is all that is on hand, here are the steps to do it.


-Plastic Tub or Vat large enough to fit the corpse parts and have room for acid

-Hydrochloric Acid or Sulfuric Acid


-Safety Goggles

-Protective clothing (rubberized labcoat or poncho)





  1. Put on the gloves, safety goggles, protective clothing, and respirator.

  2. Place body parts in vat. If there isn’t room enough in one, then use a second vat.

  3. Fill the rest of the vat with acid up to the rim.

  4. Attach the lid tightly.

  5. Allow the parts to dissolve.

  6. Leave the the solution for two days, or as long as it takes for the parts to dissolve.

  7. Do not check the dissolution without wearing your respirator. The fumes emanating from the dissolved proteins will be incredibly foul.

  8. Use a sieve to check the solution for fragments to be ground up.