What lies beneath a slab of concrete could bring an end to the question of what happened to Art Iverson’s grandfather more than 45 years ago.
Isaac Iverson was reported missing Jan. 7, 1967. He was 71 then and hasn’t been seen since.
Family lore says he was buried in the detached garage of a home he built here in 1927. A search using ground-penetrating radar last week showed some anomalies under the concrete. Anacortes Police are expected to take up a square of concrete next week to see exactly what is there.
Art Iverson, Isaac’s grandson, was at the old family home last week. A retired Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office chief, he said finding his grandfather’s body would answer the question, which has been on his mind a long time.
“I’d just like to bring closure to my grandfather,” he said. “It’s my own personal cold case that sat for many years.”
Isaac Iverson was born in Norway on Feb. 27, 1890. He came to the U.S. through Blaine in December 1924 and later applied to become a citizen. He married fellow Norwegian Helga Bertine Anfinsen in September 1953.
He was reported missing Jan. 7, 1967, though police say he likely went missing days before that. The garage was where he kept commercial fishing gear.
“Between the time he went missing and the time he was reported missing this concrete slab showed up,” said Anacortes Police Capt. Grant Lightfoot.
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