Vigil held for Pennsylvania college senior last seen leaving Philadelphia bar on Thanksgiving

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West Chester University students crowd the steps in front of the Sykes Student Union Center in West Chester, Pa. on Wendesday, Dec. 3, 2014 during a candlelight vigil for fellow student Shane Montgomery who went missing early Thanksgiving morning after leaving a bar in Manayunk. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray)


Kevin and Karen Montgomery embrace during a candlelight vigil for their son, Shane, held by West Chester University students on the campus in West Chester, Pa. on Wendesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Shane went missing early Thanksgiving morning after leaving a bar in Manayunk. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray)


Kevin and Karen Montgomery light candles during a vigil for their son, Shane, held by West Chester University students on the campus in West Chester, Pa. on Wendesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Shane went missing early Thanksgiving morning after leaving a bar in Manayunk. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray)


West Chester University students crowd the steps in front of the Sykes Student Union Center in West Chester, Pa. on Wendesday, Dec. 3, 2014 during a candlelight vigil for fellow student Shane Montgomery who went missing early Thanksgiving morning after leaving a bar in Manayunk. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray)


Kevin and Karen Montgomery, center, watch a police marine unit search the Manyunk canal for their missing son, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. Police are still looking for clues in the disappearance of the college senior who had been reported missing after a night out with friends at a crowded Philadelphia bar. Police said 21-year-old Shane Montgomery was home from West Chester University and met up with friends Wednesday night at a crowded bar in the Manayunk neighborhood. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael S. Wirtz ) PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT; ONLINES OUT


WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania — Hundreds of candles lit up the night during a vigil Wednesday for a college student last seen leaving a bar in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving morning.

Friends and family of 21-year-old Shane Montgomery stood and prayed outside the student union building on the suburban campus of West Chester University, where he is a senior.

Earlier Wednesday, volunteers continued putting up posters and searching for Montgomery in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, where he disappeared last week after a night out with friends. Authorities also used a dog to search the area.

Montgomery was last seen leaving Kildare's Irish Pub at about 2 a.m. Nov. 28. His mother, Karen Montgomery, said Wednesday there are no leads in his disappearance.

"It's hard. I think that I go to bed and try to get very fitful rest, and it's a nightmare I can't wake up from," she told WPVI-TV.

The FBI joined in the investigation with the Philadelphia Police Department over the weekend. FBI Supervisory Special Agent J.J. Klaver said investigators are reviewing surveillance video from the area. Klaver said authorities know of nothing to suggest foul play but noted that Montgomery disappeared under "mysterious" circumstances and that they aren't ruling anything out.

"We don't have any reason to believe that he would disappear on his own and drop off the grid," Klaver said.

Rewards totaling $31,000 are being offered in the case.

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