As we’re sure many of you know by now, After The Burial’s beloved guitarist Just Lowe is dealing with a severe form of mental illness. This situation came to light last month when he suffered an episode of paranoia, declaring that he was leaving the band among other things. You can update yourself on that situation through the links below if you haven’t already.
Now, the situation has thickened. Justin has gone missing in Wisconsin. Updates are currently being provided by his sister who had the following to say:
“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.”
“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.”
As she said, please keep Justin in your thoughts and prayers. Mental illness is a serious issue and this needs to be treated with the utmost respect. And, as stated before, Justin needs that love and respect right now. He’s an amazing person, unbelievable talent, and a brilliant mind to behold. We hope he finds some peace in this situation and that he is safe right now.
We’ll bring you any necessary updates as they come.