PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A body that was pulled from the Allegheny River has been identified as that of a man who has been missing for over a month.
According to police, the body was found Monday floating near the Carnegie Science Center around 2 p.m.
Authorities have now positively identified the body as that of Jimmy Slack, 25, of Bridgeville.
KDKA-TV’s Kym Gable spoke with authorities before the identification was made.
“We were down here with cadaver dogs and other scent dogs down on the river banks for some time and found no signs of Mr. Slack until today, we received information of a body and we’re certainly looking into that possibility that it is him,” Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus said.
Slack had been missing since Dec. 6 after he was last seen at Stage AE on the North Shore.
Slack became separated from a friend while at the concert and she went home alone. They finally reached Slack on his cell phone at 1 a.m. and he said he was partying somewhere.
There was a second phone call at 3 a.m. when he said he would probably walk home.
That was the last time they heard from him.
Slack’s family has been notified and an autopsy will be performed Tuesday morning.
Stay With KDKA.com For More Details