PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police have taken over the case of a missing Bridgeville man who disappeared after attending a concert on the North Shore.
The family of 25-year-old James Slack has been tirelessly working to find him, and they told Channel 4 Action News that they plan to offer a $1,000 reward for information.
Lt. Dan Herrmann said police officers searched Thursday with dogs along the river banks from the West End Bridge to the 31st Street Bridge and found no sign of Slack.
Bridgeville police said Slack was last seen during the String Cheese Incident show at Stage AE around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.
"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," sister Maureen Shields said.
Police said Slack was last heard from at 3 a.m. on Dec. 7 when he called a friend and told her, “I am still partying” and “I don’t know where I’m at." He was said to be highly intoxicated, according to police.
"(His friend) spoke to him later in the night, and he said he was still down here having a great time. That was the last time that anyone heard from him," Shields said.
Slack was last seen wearing a green and black hooded sweatshirt, a tie-dyed shirt, black shorts, black tennis shoes and a Pittsburgh Penguins hat. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and has blond hair and a light beard.
Anyone who may have information on Slack’s whereabouts is asked to call Pittsburgh police at 412-323-7800. Anonymous calls will be accepted.
Slack's family has been posting pictures of him on social media websites and on fliers all over the city.
"We are doing everything from canvassing, talking to every single person we meet. Actually, we've had fliers handed out to people at concerts from the band," said the man's uncle, Michael Lowe.
Someone called police Saturday night saying they may have seen him that morning. But officers said the lead was too cold.
"When you're out and you're sitting there, look around and take inventory. Pay attention to what's going on because you could be sitting next to my brother. We need him to know that we want him home," Shields said.
Slack missed his niece's birthday Saturday -- something family members said he would never have done. Shields said they're worried, and they're desperate to find him and bring him home.