Century Old Human Remains Found in Hamburg Cemetery are not those of missing man


March 5th, 2012 by admin

The State Archeologist’s Office has confirmed human remains recovered from the Hamburg Cemetery, are NOT those of a man missing since 1968. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday afternoon, the Archeologist’s Office has determined the skeletal remains belonged to an unidentified man of European ancestry, 16-to 23-years of age, who lived sometime between 1850 and the early 1900’s. The remains were found in mid-February, while crews were excavating a new burial shaft.

Prior to receiving official word from the State on the identity of the remains, many had speculated they might have been those of Hamburg resident Gary Sebek, who disappeared in 1968. The Sheriff’s Office says the remains will be returned to Hamburg for reburial within the city cemetery.