Landscapers find car buried in the yard of a home in Silicon Valley

Landscapers working in the yard of a $15 million Silicon Valley mansion discovered a car full of bags of concrete that had been buried decades ago, police said.

The vehicle was unearthed Thursday in the affluent San Francisco suburb of Atherton, police said in a press release.

Cadaver dogs were alerted to possible human remains, but none were found more than 12 hours after the car was dug up, according to the Atherton Police Chief. Daniel Larsen.

Police believe the car was buried 4 to 5 feet deep in the 1990s – before the current owners bought the home – but Larsen declined to say what led detectives to that conclusion.

The unused bags of concrete were spread throughout the vehicle, although it was covered in dirt over the roof, he said.

The sprawling home and grounds are valued at $15 million, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. Larsen said the current homeowners, who bought the property in 2020, were not suspected.

According to real estate information company PropertyShark, in November 2021, Atherton was ranked as the country’s most expensive ZIP code for the fifth consecutive year. Landscapers find car buried in the yard of a home in Silicon Valley


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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