Burying evidence is a tried and true way of covering up a crime, but when that evidence is an entire SUV, it’s not so easy.
Still, as Oklahoma’s KFOR is reporting, someone apparently managed to pull it off, after a full 2003 Chevy Trailblazer was discovered buried beneath a trail in Pottawatomie County, suspiciously wrapped in plastic. The truck was discovered by 15-year-old Cody Green, who was trying to adjust a bump in the road that his family uses as a jump for ATVs.
“Went down a little deep and the tractor just stopped,” Cody told KFOR. “I went, ‘man, what is this?’ Well I end up digging some more and got to the hood of it, and, ‘This is a car!’”
Green’s father told him not to touch the SUV, and called the authorities. After exhuming the rest of the vehicle, the police were able to identify it as one that had been reported stolen by a previous owner of the land back in 2003, when it would have been brand new.
No one has been charged with a crime in the case, though police suspect that the SUV had been buried as part of an insurance scam.
“We jumped off this car for several years with our ATV and motocross bikes, without ever knowing it,” Green’s father Fredie told the station.