Strangers Come Together To Find Missing Student

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A 24-year-old Sam Houston State University Student disappeared more than a month ago and still no sign of him, but family and complete strangers aren't giving up hope.

T.J. Murray was last seen at a sports bar in October near the Woodlands. His parents say it's as if he just vanished.

For $5 each, T.J. Murray's classmates are selling wristbands in hopes of raising awareness and money.

"He's a Bearcat here, and I love the Bearcats, so it's our duty to help in any way we can," said Paiten Chriss, a SHSU student.

These volunteers are actually providing the service for a complete stranger.

"I don't know T.J. I don't know his family or anything like that. I heard about it on their Facebook page. They have a Facebook Page called 'Bring TJ Murray Home Safe'," said Colleen Byrd, a student at SHSU. "I really don't want it to just fade away and for people to stop thinking about it. I'd like to keep it as an active thought in everybody's mind until we have an answer."

All the wristband proceeds will go towards increasing the $5,000 reward for information that leads to finding T.J.

The reward amount can soon be found on I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands. Lamar Advertising donated the billboard space to help raise awareness. No one in the company knows T.J., but they are determined to help.

"There's no reason to give up until we've accomplished what we need to do. We need to find him regardless of the situation--if he is alive or well or not. The family needs closure. There's no minimum of what we can do," said Jackson Felty, a SHSU student.

Wristband sales so far have brought in more than $6,000.

Anyone with information about what happened to T.J. Murray is asked to call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 936-760-5800.