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Posted on: October 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious Circumstance Press Release

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On Thursday, October 20th, 2022, at about 8:50am, Atherton police officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Stockbridge Avenue regarding a buried vehicle that was located during a landscaping project.  

Due to the unknown nature of why the vehicle was buried, cadaver dogs were called to the scene.   The cadaver dogs made a slight notification of possible human remains.  The San Mateo Crime Lab was contacted and sent technicians to assist with excavating the vehicle.

Excavation is ongoing and at this time, no human remains have been located.

The vehicle was possibly buried sometime in the 1990’s and was buried approximately 4 – 5 feet into the ground.  There were unused bags of concrete throughout the vehicle.  The vehicle was buried before the current homeowner occupied the home. 

The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation. 

No additional information is available at this time.

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