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After the Burial’s Justin Lowe Allegedly Missing Following Public Breakdown

  • Axl Rosenberg
Photo by Michael Mullenix
Photo by Michael Mullenix

The story of After the Burial’s Justin Lowe only keeps sadder and sadder. You probably recall that the guitarist suffered a very public paranoid episode last month, during which he claimed that he is the victim of a massive conspiracy perpetrated by something “more powerful than law enforcement,” and that “the record label [Sumerian], our manager, [and] band [mates]” are all in on it. The band quickly reassured fans that Lowe was getting professional hope, which was encouraging…

…but now Lambgoat reports that Lowe’s sister posted the following message on Facebook this past Saturday, July 18:

“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.”

Later that evening, she updated her message:

“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.”

Although I felt compelled to include the word “allegedly” in my headline, it seems highly unlikely that this is another dumb prank along the lines of one pulled by a certain deathcore vocalist a little while back. Hopefully Lowe is safe and sound, and is able to be located soon. We will, of course, keep you updated as the story unfolds.

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