After the Burial Guitarist Justin Lowe Reported Missing
BREAKING: Justin Lowe has been found dead. Stay tuned for the full story.
The story of After the Burial guitarist Justin Lowe has taken another turn. You may remember just last month the musician posted a conspiracy-filled rant announcing his exit from the band that detailed a series of events that included the alleged sabotage of his computer, a set up that included the staging of a friend's death and allegations of drugs, abuse and sexual impropriety. Now comes word from Lowe's sister that the musician has reportedly gone missing.
According to Lambgoat, Lowe's sister has been posting about the status of her brother. On Saturday (July 18), she stated the following:
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 sheriff assisting in the search. If that changes, I will let everyone know.
Sunday night (July 19) she added the following:
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.
Shortly after Lowe posted his initial exit statement, After the Burial confirmed that the guitarist had "fallen into a very broken state of mind." At the time, they revealed that they had held off on making any statements because the guitarist had gone missing for an entire day and they didn't want to risk any statement made affecting his state of mind. Luckily, Lowe was found and once they knew he was safe and being taken care of the band commented on the situation.
After the Burial are heading out on the Summer Slaughter tour next week. Dates run into late August and can be found here.