Nayla Kidd, the 19-year-old Columbia University sophomore who has been missing since leaving a May 5 dorm party, is now believed to have taken her Facebook page down and changed her cellphone and bank account numbers before her disappearance, police sources tiold the New York Daily News.
“This is not Nayla,” her mother, La Creis Kidd, told CBS New York Friday as she handed out fliers with other family members near the Ivy League school in New York City.
Nayla Kidd was last seen leaving Columbia’s campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. She missed finals, which began later the day she went missing, something her mother said she would never do.
“She prides herself on doing her very best in school,” her mother, a professor at the University of Louisville, told the news station. “For her to be missing right now is very heart-wrenching.”
Nayla Kidd, a sophomore in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, taught a popular belly dancing class at the school and was attending Columbia on a full scholarship.