A Manayunk pub confirmed Thursday that one of its bouncers saw a student who vanished early Thanksgiving morning nearly an hour after he left their establishment.
"We learned this information in our internal investigations, we shared this information immediately with authorities with the hope that it would help find Shane," Kildare's Irish Pub said in a statement on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
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Shane Montgomery, who went missing in the early hours of Thanksgiving day after a night out with friends, was last seen walking on Main Street by the bouncer well after 2 a.m., according to the bar's statement.
Initially, the public was led to believe that the 21-year-old West Chester University senior was last seen as he left Kildare's just before 2 a.m. -- minutes after he bumped into the DJ booth.
The news of the Shane sighting was released to the public as the search entered its second week and the same day that his parents, Kevin and Karen Montgomery, appeared on "Today," pleading for information on their son's whereabouts.
"All we need is a little point, a little direction," said Shane's father Kevin Montgomery. "Somewhere to get us focused."
"People have to come forward," said Karen Montgomery.
The reward for information leading to Shane Montgomery was increased to $40,000 Thursday, thanks to Bimbo Bakeries USA, Kevin's employer, who added an additional $9,000 to the steadily growing pot.
Anyone with information on the 21-year-old senior, who weighs approximately 140 pounds and stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall, is urged to contact Philadelphia Police or the FBI at 215-418-4000.