News•July 20, 2015 3:00 PM ET•82,574 views
After The Burial's Justin Lowe allegedly missing
You may recall the sad situation involving After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe, who has been battling a mental illness of some sort as of late. Unfortunately, according to his sister, Lowe has now gone missing in Wisconsin. She had this to say on Saturday:
"My brother Justin went missing this morning. His car has been located and he has been declared a missing person. An extensive search was done today in the area that his car was found in and will continue tomorrow morning. At this time, I ask that you please respect our privacy as we go through this devastating experience. At the same time, we ask for prayers that he is found and safe. As I'm sure there will be many of you messaging me, please know that I am reading them and appreciating your concern, but may not reply. I will continue to post updates as I have them. At this time, the authorities have not asked for the public's assistance in searching. The area is unsafe and they have every park ranger and sherif assisting in the search. If that changes, I will let everyone know."Last night, she provided this update:
"The search has been completed for today. The ground around the area his car was found has been searched completely. [We] went and walked the trails and along the shore of the St. Croix today, but did not find any sign of him. All search efforts tomorrow will be in the river. We are very impressed with the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Park Rangers who have coordinated the search efforts. They are working day and night to find my brother. Thank you to everyone for their prayers."Assuming all of this information is accurate, we're sincerely hoping for a positive outcome here. UPDATE: Justin Lowe has passed away. [Editor: While we've deleted dozens of over-the-top comments for this news item, it is still our policy not to disable commenting. This isn't the first sad story we've posted, and it won't be the last. We wholeheartedly encourage respectful commenting, but we don't enforce it. To those of you who feel compelled to type something horrible for news items like this, I feel sorry for you. Mental illness takes many forms, and clearly, you're suffering from something too.]
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