19 year-old Nayla Kidd was reported missing last week after she went missing from Columbia University in New York City. Friends report last seeing her at an on-campus party on May 5.
She did not contact family and friends or show up to take her final exams, and her Facebook account, credit cards, and cell phone had all been deactivated. Police say she took these measures to ensure that she could not be found.
Kidd was found in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where she had rented an apartment, according to the New York Daily News.
good news from our campus security re: Nayla Kidd pic.twitter.com/W36JZ8eott— Lisa R. Cohen (@lisarcohen) May 17, 2016
“She prides herself on doing her very best in school,” said her mother, a professor at the University of Louisville to Channel 2 last week. “For her to be missing right now is very heart wrenching.”
A police source told the Daily News, "Basically, she just wanted to get away from it all...She rented a place in Brooklyn.”
"She didn't want to be at school anymore."
A Facebook page set up to help find Kidd asked supporters to respect the family's privacy at this time.
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