Still No Clues in Bridgeville Man's Disappearance

No one has heard from Jimmy Slack since he went to a concert in Pittsburgh on Dec. 6.

Investigators still have very few clues in the disappearance of a Bridgeville man nearly a week after .

Jimmy Slack went missing after a concert on Dec. 6 at Stage “AE” on the North Side, but police and his family are still working hard to find any information about where he might be located.

“We are pretty much exhausting everything we can do as a department,” Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said, adding they’ve assigned to officers to the investigation. “We’re working our tails off on this.”

King said he is especially concerned because the 25-year-old's cell phone has been off since the time he went missing and he has not used any of his bank cards.

“It’s just a bad situation,” King said. “It’s odd. Very odd.”

The lack of clues hasn’t stopped Slack’s family from canvassing the area and looking for clues.

His sister, Maureen Shields, said they searched the North Side on Sunday and handed out fliers with information about Slack and how he disappeared. A couple people thought they recognized Slack, but they apparently were mistaken.

“It’s been difficult,” she said. “It’s hard on my parents. My sister and I have been doing most of the interviews because my parents are so distraught and worried for their son. They can’t handle the overwhelming feelings and emotions. It’s a lot for them to bear.

“We’re just trying to figure out anything to bring Jimmy home.”

Bridgeville police, which is leading the investigation, might hand over the case to Pittsburgh detectives because the disappearance happened in the city. Shields said the family hopes Pittsburgh police will have more resources to search for her brother.

“Bridgeville has done an amazing job, but they’ve done all they can do with the resources they have,” Shields said. “Our hope is that basically (Pittsburgh police) have more resources and that’s what we need. They have a little more experience dealing with this thing.”

Slack is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, has blond hair and a light beard. He was wearing a green and black hooded sweatshirt and had a Penguins baseball cap. Anyone with information about where he might be is asked to contact emergency dispatchers at 412-279-6911.

“It’s been amazing to see everyone come together to do anything they can,” Shields said. “The word is definitely out there, but we hope people are looking at the people around them and paying attention.”

mary pitcher December 14, 2011 at 10:38 PM
This is Al Lowe's nephew. For those of you that attend Dormont council meetings Al Lowe is the Tribune review reporter. I cannot even imagine what this family and his friends are going through. My prayers are with you all.


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