Landscapers discover car buried since 1990s under lawn of Silicon Valley mansion

Landscapers working in the backyard of a Silicon Valley mansion discovered a car buried five feet deep.

Once tipped off, police decided to conduct their own search, responding to the residence in Atherton, Calif., just before 9 a.m. local time on Thursday.

“The cadaver dogs have made a slight notification of possible human remains. … Excavations are ongoing and at this time no human remains have been located,” the Atherton Police Department said.

Police investigators found unused bags of concrete throughout the vehicle and dated the burial to the 1990s.

The mansion was built in 1990. From 2013 to 2014 it was rented out and was sold in 2014 for $7.3 million. The current owners bought the property in 2020 for $15 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The current owners are not being investigated, Atherton Police Commander Daniel Larsen told The Associated Press.

The residents of the neighborhood are intrigued by the mysterious vehicle.

“It’s strange, but it was really fascinating to see all this happen. I just want to see how it goes,” Atherton resident Athena Ogawa told KNTV-TV.


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