The body of Jimmy Slack, a Bridgeville man who went missing in early December, was recovered on Monday, from the Ohio River on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. A RiverQuest employee discovered the 25 year old's body around 1:15 p.m. that day near the Carnegie Science Center.
Pittsburgh Lt. Kevin Kraus told the media that Slack's wallet, cash and a cell phone were found on his body.
Officials couldn't say at this time whether foul play was involved in Slack's death, but told the media that an autopsy will determine whether that has a role. Moreover, the results of toxicology tests and any additional information about Slack's activities prior to his disappearance may help investigators figure out how the how the 25 year old's body got into the river, officials said. said.
Slack was last seen during a String Cheese Incident concert around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 6. He reportedly called a friend around 3 a.m. on Dec. 7, saying, I am still partying.
Police allege Slack was highly intoxicated.
He (Slack) had been separated from his friend who he came down here with that evening. She tried numerous times to call him throughout the night to figure out a plan to get home, Slack's sister, Maureen, said in December, according to WTAE.
A call placed to the medical examiner for Allegheny County revealed that Jimmy Slack is a case pending based on toxicology and investigation. No other information was available at this time.
He loved to dance. He always made you smile. He'd walk in and his blue eyes and blonde hair would just light up the room, Julia Hoffman said.
Hoffman told ABC that she was a close friend of Slack.I left work and had a moment in my car, came home, and have just been looking at pictures and Facebook ever since.
When Slack's disappeared his family reached out to various media outlets and posted pictures, fliers and billboards around the city in hopes of finding him. Slack's family even offered a $5,000 reward for any information that could lead to his return. The family also took to social media, launching a Facebook page.
Since his passing, people have been posting comments on the page memorializing his life.
I am so very, very sorry for the loss of Jimmy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless, wrote one individual.
I head the news yesterday and my heart broke..i wish it didnt end like this. My heart goes out to Jimmys family and I hope they can find the closure they deserve.i will continue to pray and keep him in my prayers. RIP Jimmy, wrote another.