Family and friends are desperately searching for a Columbia University sophomore who has been missing for over a week.
19-year-old Nayla Kidd was last seen leaving a dorm at around 5 p.m. on May 5th. She has not been in contact with any friends or family members since, and she missed all of her final exams. “This is not Nayla. She prides herself on doing her very best in school,” her mother, LaCreis Kidd, told CBS 2. Kidd's friends have pointed out that she is on scholarship, and it is not like her to blow off her finals.
Disturbingly, Kidd's Facebook has been deactivated, her credit cards have been canceled, and her cell phone is shut off. Flyers have been posted around the University alerting students to Kidd's disappearance.
Friends have also launched a Facebook group, Finding Nayla, in hopes of tracking her down.
Kidd is 5 foot 9 inches and weighs 120 pounds. Anyone with information about Kidd is asked to contact Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555 or the NYPD 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351.