Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said hypothermia and hypertensive cardiovascular disease contributed to 81-year-old Laurie "Larry" McDonald's death.
Laurie McDonald, the 81-year-old elderly Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday in Wilkinsburg, died of hypothermia and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday afternoon. McDonald was found dead Sunday afternoon over an embankment in a wooded area near the Edgewood Borough dump, located alongside the Parkway East, according to Edgewood police. Allegheny County Homicide Unit and the medical examiner's office responded to the scene Sunday. Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said McDonald left for a doctor’s appointment in Homewood on Thursday and apparently got lost on his way home. He somehow ended up on an access road near the Digital building on the Wilkinsburg/Forest Hills …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Have you seen this missing Bridgeville man? Police are searching for 81-year-old Larry McDonald after he went missing Thursday night.
UPDATE: The Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday night was found dead in Edgewood. Click here to read the follow-up story. 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 wooded areas. McDonald is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, and wears eyeglasses. It’s not known what McDonald was wearing when he went missing. Anyone with information on McDonald’s location …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A 78-year-old man wandered from his Bridgeville home late Tuesday night and was found early Wednesday morning by a Kirwan Heights medic.
A 78-year-old man who wandered from his Bridgeville home late Tuesday night was found alive by a paramedic searching for him behind Great Southern Shopping Center. Police, firefighters and a rescue helicopter began searching for the man, whose name was not released, around 11 p.m. Tuesday after he left his Bridgeville home. But nothing was turning up as police from Bridgeville, Collier, Scott and Carnegie searched for him into the early hours Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Joe Wissel Jr., who is the Kirwan Heights EMS director, was working on an ambulance with another medic in the Peter’s Place parking lot. As they heard the radio traffic and saw the Medevac rescue helicopter circling above, Wissel decided they should take a quick spin …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Jimmy Slack's family says he 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
The body of Jimmy Slack, who had been missing since Dec. 7, was found 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, multiple police sources 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 the crew on a boat that was pulling up to the shore noticed the body and called 911. Bridgeville police Chief Chad 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 …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Family and friends will gather Thursday night outside Bethany Presbyterian Church in Bridgeville.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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 …