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"The girl was beheaded, chopped into pieces and placed in a trunk, but was not interfered with."

British newspaper report (cited by John Murray in A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book)

behead (verb): cut the head off (someone)
chop (verb): cut
trunk (noun): large box for storage; like a very large suitcase
interfere with (verb): [BrE] sexually molest (euphemism)

Contributor: Josef Essberger