Missing Philly Student's Body Recovered from River

Shane Montgomery hadn't been seen since Thanksgiving
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 3, 2015 2:34 PM CST
Missing Philly Student's Body Recovered from River
West Chester University students are seen in West Chester, Pa. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, during a candlelight vigil for fellow student Shane Montgomery.   (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray)

The body of a West Chester University student who disappeared on Thanksgiving after a night out with friends has been recovered. Shane Montgomery's parents say the body pulled from the Schuylkill river Saturday was his. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity pending a review by the Philadelphia medical examiner's office.

WCAU-TV reports that his family watched a search crew remove the 21-year-old's body from the water. Karen Montgomery, Shane's mother, says the family has done what it promised: found Shane and brought him home. Shane, a senior at West Chester, had been out with friends until about 2 am on Thanksgiving morning and never made it home. (Read more missing person stories.)

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