Columbia University student Nayla Kidd found safe

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NEW YORK — Columbia University student Nayla Kidd was safely located Monday evening, police say.

Kidd, 19, was reported missing Wednesday from the Columbia University campus in Morningside Heights.

Police say Kidd was found “safe and sound.

The sophomore in Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences missed all of her finals, sparking worry in her family and friends.

“Someone who’s just so bright, so creative, just talented beyond measure—at the age of 15 she built a super computer, she’s published in scientific journals—for her to just drop the ball, I just feel something happened,” Nayla’s mother La Creis Kidd told PIX11 Saturday.

It was not immediately clear where Kidd was found or the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.