It’s a welcome gift that new homeowners in Texas would do well without. The facts date back to 2017. While the little family moved in in a good mood, they made a macabre discovery. For good reason, the members of the family came face to face with human remains. After analysis of these remains, the results were formal: it was Mary Stewart Cerruti, 61 years old. The woman had been reported missing two years earlier, in 2015. It was her neighbors who had raised the alert when they had no further news from her. The new owners discovered the remains of his body through a breach in the wall of their new home. Red glasses, which belonged to the previous owner, like those worn by Mary Stewart Cerruti, were also found.
“In the attic there was a broken plank that led into the space. Law enforcement believes it may have been in the attic and fell through the attic floor,” said said Tricia Bentley, spokesperson for the medical examiner, to People magazine, during this macabre discovery. The victim’s skeleton was found directly under the broken floorboard, the spokeswoman told Newsweek. Authorities recovered the bones and also found clothing.
Six other corpses were discovered in the attic of the house
However, the bad discoveries did not stop there. Indeed, in the same attic of this house, six dead cats were also present. Some time after the start of the investigation, Houston police spokeswoman Jodi Silva assured that “the case is closed”. The medical examiners would have found the cause of death of Mary Stewart Cerruti undermined. The latter lived alone with her eight cats. Her neighbors, who were worried about not seeing her anymore, did not hide their great sadness and amazement when they discovered the remains of their former neighbor, who probably died two years earlier.
If the causes of death have never been revealed, a neighbor, Roxanne Davis, said she was skeptical. “The gap between the boards seems to be maybe eight inches, and Mary was certainly very frail, but it’s hard for me to believe that a person could walk on a board and have their whole body go down in a crack that is two inches wider than a dollar bill,” she said. However, the investigation has been closed and there is no indication that it will ever be reopened.
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