Any speculation that a skeleton found at the Hamburg Cemetery might be that of Gary Sebek, missing since 1968, was put to rest when the Iowa State Archaeologist Office reported that the remains were buried between 1850 and the early 1900’s.


Any speculation that a skeleton found at the Hamburg Cemetery might be that of Gary Sebek, missing since 1968, was put to rest when the Iowa State Archaeologist Office reported that the remains were buried between 1850 and the early 1900’s.


The remains were unexpectedly found Feb. 16 during the excavation of a new burial shaft. The remains are that of a male of European ancestry between the ages of 16 and 23. No cause of death was determined. Coffin hardware and grave goods indicated the date range for the burial.


The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reports that the remains will be returned to Hamburg for reburial within the city cemetery.