1960s convertible buried in front yard

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 18:27:18-05

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (WARREN COUNTY), Ohio -- Detectives and deputies uncovered a decades-old convertible buried in the front yard of a property.

But the lingering question seems to be "why?" since there was no evidence of a crime.

With some help from the Warren County Engineer’s Office, investigators spent much of Thursday digging on the property along Dixie Highway. There is an auto yard closest to the road, with some homes behind it.

"We just came over to look and I'm curious, but it's scary -- just want to know if something will come out of it, and hopefully it's not bad news," neighbor Pam Owens said.

About 10 feet underground, officials discovered a 1960s-model blue Mercury convertible.

Lt. John Faine said members of the Warren County Sheriff's Crime Scene Unit processed the scene, but said there was no evidence of a crime being committed.