(KCEN) -- There was a gruesome discovery in Corpus Christi yesterday.
Police dogs found an elderly woman's body in a shallow grave and now her grandson is in jail.
Twenty-seven-year-old David Christy apparently left the home just before police arrived.
They were initially called there by the Johanna Christy's son, who wanted them to check up on her.
But police dogs found a shallow grave instead, with the 77-year-old's body inside.
Her body was sent away for an autopsy.
David Christy could face more charges depending on the outcome of the investigation.