Buying a new home can be exciting, but finding a skeleton behind a loose wall panel right before you move in must be terrifying!
That’s the experience homeowners in Houston had as they were preparing to move into their new $400,000 home on Saturday.
When in the process of storing items in the attic of the house, they noticed a loose board on one wall. They pried the board free and found a pile of human-looking bones.
The homeowners immediately called on police to come and retrieve the gruesome find.
“The new homeowners were a little worried because they have a body in the house,” Houston police detective Jason Fay told reporters. “Was it someone who was killed and stuffed in the wall, or did they accidentally pass away by ending up in the wall?”
According to an article in the Daily Mail, police had to cut a larger hole in the wall in order to retrieve the bones. An old rag and a pair of red-framed eyeglasses were the only other items found inside the wall.
The human remains are now in the hands of a medical examiner, as authorities try to determine the identity of the skeleton and if a crime had taken place.
Reporters at the scene spoke to neighbors who said the house had been unoccupied since the previous owner, a woman, was reported missing two years ago.
The previous owner has been identified as Marry Cerruti, 61. Still listed as missing, she was last seen in February or March of 2015.
H/T: Daily Mail
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