Skeletal remains found in Heights home identified

Skeletal remains found in the attic of a Houston Heights home have been identified as belonging to the home's former owner Mary Cerruti.

In March 2017, when renters of the now freshly renovated bungalow on Allston Street checked a loose board in the attic, they found skeletal remains.

In September of 2015, a missing person report listed Mary as not having been seen since winter that year. By November 2015, property records show Mary's house was sold on foreclosure.

She was known by neighbors for being one of the only homeowners on the street to refuse to sell to developers who have since built a massive apartment complex engulfing the block. It encompasses Mary's bungalow, and another small lot, on three sides.