UPDATE: Missing Ivy League Student Found Safe, Reunited With Mother

By Kellee Terrell


A missing Columbia University student has been reunited with her mother after she was missing for several weeks.

CBS 2 New York reports:

According to Columbia University Public Safety, Nayla Kidd was safe on Monday night.

A source told CBS2 that she had ran away and was renting an apartment in Williamsburg.

Kidd’s family had been searching desperately for her since the 19-year-old went missing earlier this month.

Before being found on Monday, Kidd had last been seen leaving a gathering at a dorm on May 5, it was believed that she had taken the 1 train back towards her Broadway apartment.

Kidd missed all of her final exams after disappearing, something that raised red flags for concerned family members.

“This is not Nayla. She prides herself on doing her very best in school,” Kidd’s mother LaCreis said last week.

Following her disappearance police sources said that all signs of Nayla had halted. Her Facebook was deactivated, credit cards cancelled, and her cell phone was shut off.

A source told CBS2 that she reopened those credit cards with address of her new apartment. She has been reunited with her mother.

(PLEASE RETWEET) Search underway for missing Columbia University student Nayla Kidd https://t.co/M2bPruovvg pic.twitter.com/rrEgIotb5I

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 13, 2016

According to the NY Daily News, missing 19-year-old Nayla Kidd may have “fallen off the grid.”

The newspaper reported that Kidd deleted her Facebook page and changed her cellphone and bank account numbers before she disappeared. The police believe that by doing so, it will be very difficult to track her down.

Her family told the press that this behavior is out of character. “This is not Nayla,” her mother La Creis Kidd told Channel 2 news.

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