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Missing Student Riley Strain's Bank Card Found Near River in Nashville as Search Continues

Riley Strain has been missing since March 8, when he was last seen walking through Nashville after he was asked to leave a local bar

<p>Christopher Whiteid</p> Missing college student Riley Strain

Christopher Whiteid

Missing college student Riley Strain

New evidence has been discovered in the case of missing college student Riley Strain more than a week after he disappeared during a trip to Nashville.

Strain's bank card was found Sunday afternoon “on the embankment between Gay St. and the Cumberland River,” according to a post on X from the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Two women, Anna Clemdening and Brandy Baenen, were sifting through trash along the riverbank when they located Strain’s bank card among “pieces of clothing, shoes, bottles, cans” and more, according to NBC affiliate WSMV-TV.

“I don’t really know how we found it,” Clemdening told the outlet. “I would love to say just dumb luck divine intervention — it was just sitting there.”

Baenen added, “Something needed to be found. We found something. I don’t know if that’s something enough.”

Related: Luke Bryan 'Praying for Safe Return' of Missing Man Last Seen at His Bar in Nashville

Strain “was last seen on camera on the Gay St Connector at 9:52 p.m.” local time on March 8, according to police.

Authorities have not yet found any conclusive evidence in the Cumberland River, FOX affiliate WZTV reported. Foul play is still not suspected in connection with Strain’s disappearance.

A body was found in the Cumberland River on Sunday, but the Nashville Fire Department said the individual found in the water did not match Strain’s description, according to WSMV-TV and ABC affiliate WKRN-TV.

Police did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for an update on Monday.

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Surveillance footage from the night of Strain’s disappearance showed the University of Missouri student stumbling down the road on March 8, the same night he was asked to leave Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge Food + Drink restaurant and bar.

There is no footage of Strain past 10 p.m. on March 8, nor has there been any activity on his cellphone, WZTV reported.

The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission is looking into whether Strain was overserved before he went missing.

<p>Christopher Whiteid</p> Riley Strain

Christopher Whiteid

Riley Strain

In a statement shared with PEOPLE Friday afternoon, the TC Restaurant Group, which oversees Bryan’s establishment, said that it has provided information to help authorities.

“During Riley’s visit to Luke’s 32 Bridge, our records show he purchased and was served one alcoholic drink and two waters," the statement read. "At 9:35 p.m., our security team made a decision based on our conduct standards to escort him from the venue through our Broadway exit at the front of our building. He was followed down the stairs with one member of his party. The individual with Riley did not exit and returned upstairs.”

The TC Restaurant Group’s statement concluded: “Our prayers continue to be with Riley’s friends and family during this difficult time and for his safe return.”

<p>Christopher Whiteid</p> Riley Strain

Christopher Whiteid

Riley Strain

Christopher Whiteid, Strain’s stepfather, recently told PEOPLE that his stepson was traveling with his Delta Chi fraternity brothers to Nashville as part of their annual formal. He is thankful for the attention the case as received, and hopes Strain will be found soon.

"We're looking for you. We are not leaving until we have you. We're going to be with you at graduation...and everything's going to be fine," Whiteid said. "We're going to get you. We know you're out there."

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