Lee County in Iowa
Lee County in Iowa
fort-madison-iowaFort Madison in Lee County

Gary Lee Counts

Missing Person

Name: Gary Lee Counts
Age at Report: 42
Date of Birth: 11/28/1951
Weight: 180 lbs.
Height: 5’06”
Race: White
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Missing after a catastrophe
Missing From: Fort Madison, IA (jurisdiction)
Lee County
Reported Missing: May 3, 1994


Gary Lee Counts, 42, was reported missing to the Fort Madison Police Department in Fort Madison, Iowa, on May 3, 1994, after a boating mishap. His body has never been recovered.

gary-counts-headstoneCourtesy photo Solomon Alexander, findagrave.com
Family members erected a headstone for Gary Counts in Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa.

Counts was described as a 5-foot-6 white male with brown hair, blue eyes, and weighing 180 pounds.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt, and has a one-inch scar on his abdomen.

Though his remains were never recovered, his family erected a gravestone for him at the Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison.

Gary was born Nov. 28, 1951, and was survived by his wife, Shelley.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Gary Counts, please contact the Fort Madison Police Department at (319) 372-2525 or the Missing Person Information Clearinghouse Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 1-800-346-5507.


One Response to Gary Counts

  1. Sarah J Van Bruggen says:

    Did this happen on the Mississippi River?

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