Pictures show empty, partially open casket thrown in north Houston ditch: ‘I feel violated’

Lloyd Tucker Jr. told Fox 26 Houston he was outside his home Sunday morning on his way to run some errands when he made an unnerving discovery – a partially-opened casket sitting in a ditch at the intersection of Hillis St. and Parkette Drive near Tidwell Road.

Tucker said the casket was not there the night before.

Thankfully, the casket was empty, but Tucker wanted it removed as soon as possible.

“Somebody gotta come get it, it can’t stay there,” he told Fox 26.

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A casket is seen on the side of the road in northeast Houston.
(Fox 26 Houston)

The man, who has lived in the area for more than 50 years, said nothing like this has ever happened, and he feels “violated.”

“I just want to know who would do something like this,” Tucker said, adding that it makes the neighborhood look bad.

He also said the area is not a common place for people to dump things.

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An empty, partially open casket was thrown into a ditch in northeast Houston over the weekend.
(Fox 26 Houston)

Tucker called the police, but when they showed up to the scene he said they looked at the casket and left.

According to Fox 26, Tucker said nine times out of 10, there was a body in the casket. He also said it looked like it had been pried open.

“Put it like this, somebody’s missing a casket,” he said.

Residents in northeast Houston discovered an empty, partially open casket in a ditch on Sunday.
(Fox 26 Houston)

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Fox 26 reported there are no cemeteries or funeral homes near where the casket was found, but there is a church in the area.