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Landscapers find concrete-filled car buried for decades in yard of Silicon Valley mansion

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

The vehicle was unearthed Thursday in the affluent San Francisco suburb of Atherton, cops stated in a news release.

Cadaver dogs alerted to possible human remains, but none had been found more than 12 hours after the car was dug up, according to Atherton police Cmdr. 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 would not say what led detectives to that conclusion.

The unused bags of concrete were placed throughout the vehicle, though it was blanketed by dirt over the roof, he said.

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

Atherton was ranked as the nation’s most expensive ZIP code for a fifth straight year in November 2021, according to real estate information company PropertyShark.

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