Hubby Found in Widow's Carefully Tended Garden
Police think he died 14 years ago and was secretly buried
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 5:10 AM CDT
In this June 7, 2011 photo, a chain link fence surrounds the home of David Bostic in Raleigh, N.C. Bostic's remains were found in early May under a concrete flowerbed in his backyard.   (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)
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(Newser) – On her rundown, dilapidated property, troubled Ruth Huber Bostic for years cared only for her small flower garden, tending to the violets and hosta plants with great care while talking to herself. Now, more than a year after Bostic passed away at the age of 78, police have found the remains of her long-lost husband buried beneath that garden, reports AP.

Dead for some 14 years, no one knew what became of Bostic's husband, David, since he became sick in the late 1990s. Police began investigating further after receiving inquiries about his Social Security checks, which eventually led to them digging up Bostic's flower bed and discovering the body. "It's a mystery. Things happen no one ever expects," said David Bostic's 59-year-old nephew.