Saturday, May 5, 2012
Each weekend, beginning May 12-13, Patch will review a missing person, an unidentified body or a cold case involving a homicide victim from Allegheny or Washington counties.
The Pennsylvania Missing Persons website features the somewhat-haunting sketch of "Beth Doe" on its homepage. Nancy Monahan, of Penn Hills, who started and runs the website, chose the sketch because, in nearly four decades and despite social networking and modern forensics, no one has ever been able to determine where the woman came from or who she was. Monahan was intrigued, in part, because the woman would have been in her own age bracket. The details of the case are rather disturbing. The young woman had been dismembered and mutilated. She and her full-term, unborn child were stuffed in three suitcases and thrown from a bridge along Interstate 80 over the Lehigh River in Carbon County, PA. Police think that the killer meant for the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are the top stories of the week from around the area on this Wednesday, Jan. 25: Criminal Complaint: Kunco's Vehicle Had a 'Great Quantity of Blood' Slack Family Recalls Precious Memories Suspected Marijuana Deal at Harrison Middle School Dormont Officials to Discuss Sale of Public Parking Spaces 'Studying More' Helps Eighth-Grader Win Spelling Bee Like Huffington, a Young Arianna Creates a Newspaper --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Family says that the Bridgeville man was smart, compassionate and, at times, silly.
Jimmy Slack’s family members gathered in their Bridgeville Borough home on 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 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 the city. The family spent each of those approximately 46 days that he was missing hoping for a miracle that he would come home. Now, they’re…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Slack, who had been missing since Dec. 7, was found dead on Monday in the Ohio River.
The body of Jimmy Slack, the Bridgeville Borough man who had been missing for more than a month, was recovered on Monday afternoon on the shore of the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King confirmed. Pittsburgh police were called to an area near the Carnegie Science Center at around 1:30 p.m. for a report of a body, and the description of the person's clothing matched what Slack was wearing when he disappeared on Dec. 7. Pittsburgh police Sgt. Joe Gannon said that 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.” …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Still No Clues in Bridgeville Man's Disappearance Holiday Fundraiser for Duttine Family Set for Dec. 18 at Saint Elizabeth's Snatchko's Charges Stick No Injuries Reported in Cecil House Fire Debate Over Whether to Keep KO Schools Open Ends with 'Yes' PHOTOS: 'One Shot' Films in Oakmont --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
No one has heard from Jimmy Slack since he went to a concert in Pittsburgh on Dec. 6.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Mike Jones
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Investigators still have very few clues in the case of the disappearance of a Bridgeville Borough man nearly a week after he vanished while at a concert in Pittsburgh. Jimmy Slack went missing after a concert on Dec. 6 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh's North Shore neighborhood, 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 that he has assigned officers to the investigation. “We’re working our tails off on this.” King said that he is especially concerned because Slack’s cell phone has been off since the time that he went missing, and the 25-year-old has not used any of …