February 7, 2017

"A 'Breaking Bad' fan who killed a man he met on a popular gay dating app and, like the crime drama's protagonist, dissolved the remains in a bathtub full of acid..."

"... was found dead Sunday," WaPo reports.

But in "Breaking Bad," the bathtub method of body disposal failed spectacularly:

14 comments:

Mike Sylwester said...

I heard a rumor that the fan killed the man on behalf of Breitbart.

Fernandinande said...

I learned how to make methamphetamine from that show. Now I'm happy and skinny.

Achilles said...

Dissolving a body in acid is not easy. It would have to be hypoflouric acid or something similarly acidic and you just don't pick that stuff up at Walmart or steal it from the local high school. I don't think the person actually succeeded. Obviously they knew he tried.

Jamie said...

What an interesting day at Althouse!

PB said...

All we need now is to loop a Jeff Dahmer connection into today's discussion and it will be complete.

harryo said...

"...the murdered victims DNA was found on chopsticks and a cooking pot."

Did you know, a fourchette in French is a fork, but in English it is the part of the vulva that suffers during an episiotomy?

Did you know that episiotomy is pronounced different in UK than in US?

Hunter said...

Mythbusters did a special where they attempted, among other things, to replicate this method of dissolving a body using a pig carcass. It worked, sort of; but they had to use a lot more acid and some other unspecified chemicals besides HF, and the process made an absurd amount of smoke.

buwaya said...

Not to toot my own horn here, but for this purpose crocodiles are really handy. Alligators will do in a pinch.

Fritz said...

Blogger Achilles said...
Dissolving a body in acid is not easy. It would have to be hypoflouric acid or something similarly acidic and you just don't pick that stuff up at Walmart or steal it from the local high school. I don't think the person actually succeeded. Obviously they knew he tried.

HF is a bad choice. Not a very strong acid really, but very poisonous and dangerous to work with. All it would get you would be a large pile of hazardous waste. I suggest a mixture of nitric and hydrochloride, which will even dissolve the gol fillings and jewelry. Watch out for the fumes. Sulfuric has its merits too. But better to go with a strong base like lye.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

Dissolving the body in acid is a good metaphor for Obama's 8 years of dissolving the American Body Politic that he wanted made Not Great Anymore.

While we dissolved the MSM whistled past the graveyard saying maybe that the house is settling. The Globalist Cabal that cheered Obama and then donated a half a billion dollars to Hillary's campaign, is now furiously attacking DJT 24/7 as a Bad President that must be impeached ASAP.

And Kellyann Conway, who takes on the MSM as the Mini-Trump, is now banned from appearing on any network except Fox, where the interviewer still looks upon her as if she is a bad smell talking nonsense.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Barrels, right?
Pigs should work, too.

Achilles said...Dissolving a body in acid is not easy. It would have to be hypoflouric acid or something similarly acidic and you just don't pick that stuff up at Walmart or steal it from the local high school.

Lye is pretty easy to come by, though. I think the key would be to heat a concentrated lye solution and then let it soak for a long time.
I haven't run any tests myself, though.

n.n said...

Planned Dating.

Achilles said...

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Lye is pretty easy to come by, though. I think the key would be to heat a concentrated lye solution and then let it soak for a long time.
I haven't run any tests myself, though.


Taking a long time defeats the purpose...