A set of new homeowners in Houston, Texas, were shocked when they discovered that a skeleton had been sealed behind one of the walls in their new home.
While unpacking, the homeowners noticed a loose board in the wall. When they moved it, they made the gruesome discovery that someone had hidden a skeleton behind the wall.
“The new homeowners were a little worried because they have a body in the house,” Houston Police Detective Jason Fay told the Houston Chronicle. “Was it someone who was killed and stuffed in the wall, or did they accidentally pass away by ending up in the wall?”
A tattered rag and a pair of red-framed glasses were found with the body.
Neighbors told KHOU that the previous owner of the home, Mary Cerutti, 61, had gone missing and was never found.
Police investigated the home at the time, but did not find the body.
The new homeowners quickly reported the body and left the house for the night.
What a disturbing thing to discover in your new home.