"This is not Nayla. She prides herself on doing her very best in school. For her to be missing right now is very heart-wrenching.”

Rachaell Davis
May, 16, 2016

The family of Columbia University Student Nayla Kidd say the recent developments surrounding her disappearance are not adding up.  

The 19-year-old college sophomore went missing on May 5 after last being seen heading to a campus party, and investigators have now discovered that several of her personal accounts have been changed or deleted. In addition to changed cell phone and bank account numbers, the teen's previously-active Facebook page has been taken down.

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These new developments will make it increasingly difficult for police or anyone else to track Nayla down and her mother La Creis Kidd says it's just not like her to go missing right before finals.

“This is not Nayla. She prides herself on doing her very best in school,” her mother told CBS New York on Friday. “For her to be missing right now is very heart-wrenching.”

According to relatives, Nayla is pursuing a bachelor's degree through the Columbia University School of Engineering And Applied Sciences on a full scholarship. Her family and friends recently created a Facebook page to aid efforts in finding her.

Police are asking anyone with information on Nayla's disappearance to call Columbia Public Safety at 212-854-5555, the NYPD 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1351 or NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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