Family: Body of missing college student Shane Montgomery found in Schuylkill River

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Saturday, January 3, 2015
Shane M. Montgomery

PHILADELPHIA -- The family of the missing college student says the body found in the Schuylkill River is Shane Montgomery.

A statement was posted to the Help Find Shane Montgomery Facebook page which read:

Today we have done what we promised. We found and brought Shane home. We want to thank the Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, Philadelphia Marine Unit, Northwest Detectives, the Philadelphia Police Department, Saint John the Baptist, Mike Rose and the Brew Pub and their employees. We want to thank everyone for their support, prayers, and love and ask that they continue to pray for our family at this trying time. At this time we ask that you please respect our privacy. We need time to mourn together as a family.

Police say a call came in around noon that a body was found behind the Brewery Pub at Main Street and Shurs Lane.

According to sources, the body is that of a white male. While the family is saying that the body is Shane, police have not officially confirmed that.

The body, which was discovered by the Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, was transported to the medical examiner's office.

Shane went missing during the early morning hours of Thanksgiving after a night out with friends at a bar.

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