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(PHILADELPHIA) — Keys belonging to a missing college student in Pennsylvania were discovered in the Schuylkill River, his uncle said Sunday.

The family of Shane Montgomery, 21, confirmed to ABC station WPVI-TV that divers found the keys near the river bank — the first physical clue to emerge in Montgomery’s Nov. 27 disappearance.

“They discovered a set of keys in the water. They brought them to the surface and brought them to us. I identified them as Shane’s,” his uncle Kevin Verbrugghe told WPVI-TV.

The keys were recovered in the river — not in a nearby canal where earlier searches were concentrated, Verbrugghe said.

The keys were attached to an Eagles lanyard.

“It’s just a piece to the puzzle. The puzzle is definitely not done,” Verbrugghe told WPVI-TV.

Montgomery, a student at West Chester University, hasn’t been seen since leaving a bar in Philadelphia’s Manayunk section early Thanksgiving morning after a night out with friends. The reward in Montgomery’s disappearance is now $65,000.

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