Police investigating after landscapers find car buried decades ago in yard of multimillion-dollar California home – CBS News
An investigation is underway into the unusual circumstances surrounding the discovery of a vehicle buried on a residential property about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
According to the Atherton Police Department, the vehicle was discovered Thursday morning by landscapers working on a project for the current homeowner.
“Due to the unknown nature of why the vehicle was buried, cadaver dogs were called to the scene,” the department said. The cadaver dogs appeared to notify the authorities that there might be human remains present.
The San Mateo Crime Lab is excavating the vehicle at this time, and no human remains have been found, according to the police.
It was buried four to five feet underground with unused bags of concrete, according to Atherton police, who believe it was buried in the 1990s before the current owner occupied the property.
The motive and circumstances surrounding the burial of the car are currently being investigated by the authorities.
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