Keys belonging to a missing college student in Pennsylvania were discovered in the Schuylkill River, his uncle said.
The family of Shane Montgomery, 21, confirmed to ABC station WPVI-TV Sunday that divers found the keys near the river bank; the first physical clue to emerge in Montgomery’s Nov. 27 disappearance.
“They discovered a set of keys in the water,” Montgomery’s uncle Kevin Verbrugghe told WPVI-TV. “They brought them to the surface and brought them to us. I identified them as Shane’s, positively identified as his.”
The keys were recovered in the river, not in a nearby canal where earlier searches were concentrated, Verbrugghe said.
The keys were attached to a Philadelphia Eagles lanyard.
“It’s just a piece to the puzzle. The puzzle is definitely not done,” Verbrugghe told WPVI-TV.
Montgomery, a student at West Chester University, hasn’t been seen since leaving a bar in Philadelphia’s Manayunk section early Thanksgiving morning after a night out with friends. The reward in Montgomery’s disappearance is now $65,000.