Coffin found buried on property of woman in Crosby area


Texas EquuSearch used ground penetrating radar and probed the area to determine that a coffin was buried under a mound.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A Crosby-area woman is trying to figure out who may have digged an unmarked grave on her property.

The mystery has turned into an inquiry Harris County Deputies and Texas EquuSearch are working to resolve.

Owner Miriam Soza says she bought the property next to Barrett Station Evergreen Cemetery last March.

She says she didn’t know what she would find out later.

“Very crazy. At first I thought it was just dirt leftovers from one of the other graves and there were flowers on it,” Soza said.

She says she spotted the dirt mound in November and found additional items when she went to check out the property in June.

“Months later she came out to see that they came out and actually put stuff out, like a memorial almost there,” she said.

Soza said the nearby cemetery told him that all the burial plots on their property had been counted.

That’s what prompted her to contact the police.

“Especially if you have no trace of it. Nobody wants to be responsible for it. It could be a crime, it could be a missing person. That’s the scary part,” she said.

Harris County deputies called on the expertise of Texas Eqqusearch which used ground penetrating radar on the area.

Mark Edwards said the machines picked up something there.

Edwards says digging up what could be a burial site is a long process that involves the courts.

Soza said his hope was to find the family of anyone who might be buried there to speed up the process.

“I just want anyone with information to tell us. Let us know. Solve this mystery,” she said.

KHOU 11 Contacted Barrett Station Evergreen Cemetery who declined to comment.

If you have any information that may shed light, contact HCSO Homicide at 713-274-9100.

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