Missing Columbia Student Found Safe: NYPD

Police say they've safely located a Columbia University student who hadn't been seen in more than a week. 

Police said Monday that 19-year-old Nayla Kidd has been found safe and in good condition. No further details were offered. 

The university last week sent an alert to students, faculty and others associated with the college Friday to be on the lookout for Kidd, who hadn’t been in contact with friends or family members since May 5.

Columbia confirmed in a statement that Kidd was located by the NYPD and is safe and thanked the public for their support. 

The student's mother, Dr. LaCreis Kidd, flew to New York from her Kentucky home Friday to make a tearful appeal for her daughter's return, saying she wasn't responding to voice mail and text messages. She said she had asked a private investigator to look into her daughter's disappearance. 

Dr. Kidd told NBC 4 New York that her daughter, a School of Engineering and Applied Science student, last spoke to her in April about rent money.

Her daughter was first reported missing by friends.

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