Miami County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of Kansas Wildlife & Parks and the Osawatomie Fire Department, pulled a submerged car from Hillsdale Lake on May 21.
An angler using underwater sonar found the 1981 Chevrolet Citation, and it was pulled from the water approximately 40 yards north of the Jayhawker boat ramp at approximately 5 p.m. on May 21.
Human remains were visible in the driver’s seat.
The car is registered to Fremont O’Berg of Paola, who was reported missing in 1992.
There were no reported sightings or leads on his whereabouts after he went missing, though authorities searched Miami County, including bodies of water and Hillsdale Lake at the time.
An autopsy conducted on May 22 identified the remains taken from the lake as O’Berg. He was 57 when he went missing.