Dump job

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Killers favor rivers, woods, and parks as dump job sites.[1]

A dump job is a type of homicide in which the body of the victim is transported to another location and abandoned.[1] This slang term originated with the American police.

Police usage[edit]

In police work a "dump job" is the abandonment of a dead human body, especially without significant concealment after its removal from the place of death. The specific intent of a dump job is to obscure someone's association with the death, which can include direct responsibility for the death or involvement in circumstances surrounding the death.

Such cases often entail extra forensics difficulties. Dump jobs also suggest to investigators that the death may have occurred in the context of otherwise illegal or scandalous circumstances, panic, and/or awareness of the criminal nature of death.


  1. ^ a b Miletich, John (2003). Homicide Investigation: An Introduction. Oxford: Scarecrow Press. p. 4. ISBN 0-8108-4625-X. Retrieved 15 December 2011.