"The victim of the burglary actually stated to police that she had heard that there was a body buried underneath there," explained Victor Senties with the Houston Police Department. "The suspects, when they were questioned, confirmed that they had been spreading this rumor. So our homicide division was obligated to come out and take a look, and see if there was any truth to that rumor."
Officers spent hours digging under what was once a concrete patio area during the search, but no body was found. No word yet who made the claim or what charges, if any, they could face.