Friday, January 25, 2013
Bridgeville police are searching for an 81-year-old Larry McDonald after he went missing Thursday.
Police are searching for an 81-year-old Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday night. Laurie “Larry” McDonald last spoke to his family by phone around 9 p.m. Thursday. His car was found on Ardmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg. Police are asking people in the Wilkinsburg area to be on the look out for the missing Bridgeville man. Police said they are searching in the surrounding neighborhoods and wood areas. It is not known what McDonald was wearing when he went missing. Anyone with information on McDonald’s location, contact Bridgeville police at 412-221-6052, Wilkinsburg police at 412-244-2915 or emergency dispatchers at 911.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Family says the Bridgeville man was smart, compassionate and, at times, silly.
The family of Jimmy Slack gathered in their Bridgeville home Tuesday night a day after his body had been found and told stories, wept, shared a few laughs and flipped through old photos of him. “It’s just hard to sort through everything,” said Maureen Shields while looking at the numerous photos of her brother. “We’re going through pictures to make a picture board. It’s just really hard to go through pictures of someone’s entire life and at 25, that’s his entire life.” Pittsburgh police found Slack’s body in the Ohio River nearly two months after he disappeared while attending a concert in Pittsburgh. The family spent each of those 46 days he was missing hoping for a miracle that he would come home. Now they’re trying to share the happy …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Jimmy Slack, who had been missing since Dec. 7, was found dead Monday in the Ohio River.
The body of Jimmy Slack, the Bridgeville man who had been missing for more than a month, was recovered Monday afternoon on the shore of the Ohio River, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King confirmed. Pittsburgh police were called to an area near the Carnegie Science Center at around 1:30 p.m. and the description of the person’s clothing matched what Slack was wearing when he disappeared Dec. 7. Pittsburgh police Sgt. Joe Gannon said a crew on a boat that was pulling up to the shore noticed the body and called 911. King notified the family at their Bridgeville home shortly after. “It was very emotional,” King said. "I think they were still holding out to hope that he would come home.” Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine how Slack …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Up to $5,000 is available to anyone who has information on the missing Bridgeville man.
A month after Jimmy Slack disappeared from a concert in Pittsburgh, his family is increasing the financial reward available to anyone who has information about the missing Bridgeville man. “Any lead is a good lead,” said Maureen Shields, who is Slack’s sister. “We’re still at this. We’re not giving up.” The family decided to increase the reward from $1,000 up to $5,000 in an effort to get any information that might help them find the 25-year-old Bridgeville resident. Slack went missing on Dec. 7 after attending a String Cheese Incident concert at Stage AE on the North Side. Since then, there has been very little information about how he disappeared and Pittsburgh police detectives said few clues are surfacing. Shields said the family …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Bridgeville community turned out Thursday to pray for Jimmy Slack's safe return and comfort his family.
More than 400 people gathered Thursday night to pray for the safe return of Jimmy Slack and offer comfort to his family. The support from the people who came to Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville didn’t surprise the Slack family more than two weeks after the 25-year-old disappeared. “It’s meant a whole lot to our family,” said Jim Slack, who is the missing man’s father. “I expected this. All of my friends and people have come out to try to help find my son, and that’s why we’re here: To get the word out to find Jimmy.” The family wore yellow ribbons to show solidarity and spent time speaking to those in attendance following the hour-long vigil. Every seat in the lower level of the church was taken, prompting many to stand in the …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Family and friends will gather Thursday night outside Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville.
A candlelight vigil is being planned Thursday night for family members and friends to gather and pray for the safe return of Jimmy Slack. The prayer vigil will begin at 7 p.m. outside Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville. “It’s about strength and courage and peace, because this is Christmas and a hard time of year to go through this,” said Maureen Shields, who is the missing Bridgeville man’s sister. “What more can you ask for? We can ask for miracles, but right now we’re just asking for strength.” Slack has been missing since Dec. 7 after attending the String Cheese Incident concert at Stage “AE” on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Although the family and police detectives organized several searches for him over the past two weeks, clues …