Police confirm car found buried Atherton home is a Mercedes

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Police confirm car found buried Atherton home is a Mercedes


LATEST Oct. 21, 2:40 p.m. The Atherton Police Department released more details Friday afternoon on a car that was filled with concrete bags and buried 4 to 5 feet deep in the yard of a $15 million home on Stockbridge Avenue.

Police said in a news release that the buried vehicle is a “Mercedes Benz and was reported as stolen to the Palo Alto Police Department in September of 1992.” 

The owner is likely dead, police said, and the department is looking into DMV records for more information. 

At 11 a.m. today, the department called cadaver dogs back to the scene, where they “made a slight notification of possible human remains,” police said. The dogs had made similar indications after the car was discovered by landscapers on Thursday.

Excavation at the scene is continuing on Friday, and the department is expected to make another announcement at 3 p.m.

No human remains have been found at this point, the department said.

Oct. 21, 8:35 a.m. Police are investigating why a car was filled with concrete bags and buried 4 to 5 feet deep in the yard of a $15 million Silicon Valley home.

Landscapers discovered the car when they were working on a job on Thursday morning at a home in Atherton, a wealthy enclave about 30 miles south of San Francisco, police said.

The Atherton Police Department said in a news release that it responded to the report at 8:50 a.m. in the 300 block of Stockbridge Avenue.

Cadaver dogs were called to the scene. When the animals “made a slight notification of possible human remains,” technicians with the San Mateo Crime Lab were contacted to help with excavating the vehicle, police said. 

The department had not confirmed whether a body was discovered in the car as of Friday morning. 

Police said they suspected someone buried the car into the ground in the 1990s before the current homeowner lived there. Large bags of unused concrete were stuffed into the car, they said.

The Atherton Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and the motive remains unknown. A spokesperson told SFGATE on Friday morning that there are no updates since the first report was released Thursday afternoon.

Atherton, which has a population of about 7,000, is one of the wealthiest towns in the U.S. with the average home valued at $7.7 million, according to Zillow. The home where the car was discovered last sold for $15 million in March 2020, according to Redfin.

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