Mom of Missing College Student Shane Montgomery: ‘I Text Him Everyday'

As the search for missing college student Shane Montgomery stretched toward a month, the Philadelphia man’s mother continued to hold out hope that her son returns home in time for Christmas.

"I miss him terribly," Karen Montgomery told NBC’s TODAY Show Tuesday. "I text him every day to ask him to help me find him."

Shane, 21, never returned home after leaving Kildare’s Irish Pub on Main Street in Manayunk while out with friends early Thanksgiving. Surveillance video captured the Roxborough native walking toward the Manayunk Canal and Schuylkill River but never returning.

On Monday, Karen and Kevin Montgomery watched as crews searched the river for clues in the whereabouts of the West Chester University senior after private dive teams found Shane’s keys in the river during a search Sunday. The keys were the first item of Shane's to be found in the water since he went missing on Nov. 27.

"I'm not going to stop until I find Shane,'' Montgomery said Tuesday. "There's no resolution just because I found a set of keys."

A reward for information that leads investigators and the family to Montgomery still stands at $65,000. Anyone with information should contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS.

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