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Mary Cerruti missing

Homeowners find human bones in new house; missing persons case possibly solved

by Leigh Egan

New homeowners moved into a 1930s-era house in Houston on Saturday night. They were excited about their the new digs, as it was one of the last of its kind still standing in Houston’s Heights district off of Allston Street.

The Houston Chronicle reports that while putting things away the attic area, one of the homeowners looked down inside the wall, and discovered a pile of human bones.

Houston Police Detective Jason Fay arrived to the scene, and with help of other officers, opened the hole in the wall wider to reach the remains. They confirmed the discovery was indeed human bones.

“The new homeowners were a little worried because they have a body in the house. Was it someone who was killed and stuffed in the wall, or did they accidentally pass away by ending up in the wall?”

Neighbors stated that the bones may belong to a woman who went missing in 2015. Mary Cerruti, 61, the previous owner of the Allston home, vanished in February 2015. According to West Heights Coalition, she’s still listed a “missing person.”

A medical examiner is currently examining the remains to determined if foul play occurred. The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online for additional updates.

[Feature Photo: West Heights Coalition]

Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.