- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Volunteers in Philadelphia hit the streets again Monday to search for a West Chester University senior who went missing after a night out with friends last week.

Family members said volunteers went out Monday afternoon putting up posters in the area where 21-year-old Shane Montgomery was last seen. Volunteers had been focusing their efforts around Main Street, a popular strip of restaurants and bars in the Manayunk neighborhood where Montgomery disappeared, but they are now branching out from there, said his mother, Karen Montgomery.

Shane Montgomery was out with friends the night before Thanksgiving at Kildare’s Irish Pub, about eight miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia, and was escorted out of the bar at about 2 a.m. Thursday when he bumped into DJ equipment, his mother said. Montgomery hasn’t been seen since.

On Monday afternoon, more than two dozen volunteers fanned out to post fliers about the incident, Karen Montgomery said. She said investigators spoke with her Monday to get a sense of her son’s personality. Authorities were heading to her son’s apartment at West Chester University with his roommate to look for clues, she said.

Hundreds of volunteers have participated in the search since he disappeared.

“The frustrating part is that there are no leads - no one knows what happened to him,” Karen Montgomery said. “It’s a nightmare I can’t wake up from.”

The FBI joined in the investigation over the weekend with the Philadelphia Police Department, which spent Sunday searching a canal near the bar. Investigators were out Monday looking for surveillance video from the area and re-interviewing potential witnesses, FBI Supervisory Special Agent J.J. Klaver said.

“We want to try to retrace his steps as best we can and go from there,” Klaver said, adding that nothing indicates foul play but investigators aren’t ruling anything out.

He said authorities are putting Montgomery’s image on digital billboards throughout the area.

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