A couple found the remains of the previous homeowner in the wall of their house. The remains of Mary Stewart Cerruti, 61, were found in the Texas home by new tenants more than a year after she went missing.
Police have released images of her remains, including her skull, glasses and even trainers. Mary Stewart Cerruti vanished in 2015, this week investigators recovered the majority of her skeleton.
They believe she got wedged in the wall space after falling through her attic floor. She lived a relatively secluded life, with no close living relatives.
The home was vacant until May 2017, when new tenants moved in. Soon after, they found bone fragments. Tricia Bentley, the spokesperson for the medical examiner, said: ‘In the attic, there was a broken board that led down to the space. Law enforcement thinks she may have been up in the attic and fell through the attic floor,’ Tricia Bentley, spokesperson for the medical examiner.
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Mary Stewart Cerruti’s remains were found in the walls of her house