When buying a property, you can expect to find secrets hidden in a corner. But these American owners, in California, would never have imagined discovering such a buried object!
It’s a startling discovery by landscapers while working on the grounds of a wealthy Silicon Valley mansion in Atherton, California. While turning over the earth, they came across an object they never thought they would see buried in a garden.
Car reported stolen in 1992 in Palo Alto
Stunned, they contacted the Atherton police who went to the scene and called in the dog squad to search for possible human remains. A car was indeed buried in the garden with bags of concrete inside. According to The Guardian, the vehicle had been reported stolen in 1992 in Palo Alto, and surely buried in the 90s before the new owners arrived.
Because the mansion was once owned by a wealthy criminal, who died in 2015, who had the house built. His criminal record and his criminal history are quite significant since, according to our colleagues from RMC, the man had been tried for “insurance fraud” after hiring the police to sink his yacht to the bottom of the water. Its antecedents, however, date back to 1960, when he was convicted of murdering a 21-year-old woman, in Los Angeles before the conviction was overturned by the California Supreme Court on inadmissible evidence. Subsequently in 1977, the man was also found guilty of two attempted murders and spent three years in prison. Faced with this impressive track record, the police carried out searches, guided by the dogs, but no human trace was finally found in this vehicle.