PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It had been more than a month of constant fear and worry.
Jimmy Slack, 25, disappeared in early December after a concert on the North Shore.
For weeks, his family had no answers as to what happened to him, but that all changed on Monday afternoon.
It was at Stage AE where family started their search for Slack. It would be seven long weeks before the family’s worst fears came true.
After going missing on Dec. 7th, police confirmed the worst Monday after the body of Slack was discovered in the Ohio River. Slack’s family spent every day of the last month and a half searching for the missing 25-year-old.
“Every day you woke up and waited for news of one kind or another,” Michael Lowe, Slack’s uncle, said.
Back on Dec. 13, Lowe handed out flyers on the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh. That was two weeks after Slack was last heard from.
He and his nephew have a special bond, sharing the same birthday; and today, those memories are tough to speak about.
“I was thinking when I came down to meet you today, I was thinking one of my favorite memories was going to a Pirate game with him on our birthday,” Lowe said.
He says while the family has closure of some sorts, it doesn’t bring Jimmy back.
During the family’s search, Lowe says one thing will always stay in his heart, the amount of support the Slack family received from everyone, including complete strangers.
“We’re so grateful for everyone that posted signs in their window; searched with us,” he said. “The police have been incredible.”
Lowe says the family has one more request. He asks that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.