Family unearths 12 headstones in backyard of new home

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What was supposed to be a day of yard clean up turned into possible grave digging for a California family.

In two weeks, the Buenrostro family unearthed 12 headstones in the back yard of their newly-purchased home.

“I immediately thought we bought a cemetery,” Amy Buenrostro said. “Are my dogs going to bring me back a finger?”

Buenrostro says she and her husband called the authorities, but few believed their story.

“The first deputy that came out, he thought we were joking with them, because we still had Halloween decorations up,” she told FOX40.

But as more of the headstones were found, so were typos.

It turns out, the previous homeowners bought the rejected headstones at a discounted price and flipped them over to be used as stepping stones.

For now, the Buenrostros says they will keep the headstones until they’re claimed by loved ones – even with the typos.

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