Coast student at Mississippi State found safe

Coast student at Mississippi State found safe
Authorities in Starkville say a student who had been missing has now been found safe. (Source: Submitted by family)

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WLOX) - Authorities in Starkville say a student who had been missing has now been found safe.

According to family members, 19-year-old Nicholas Smith was last seen on Friday morning leaving his dorm at the Starkville college. A missing persons report was filed Monday by his roommate. After a search that involved campus and city police, Smith was found safe in Columbus, Miss.

A statement from MSU said:

“The university is grateful to the Columbus Police Department and area law enforcement agencies for their assistance and support. Detective Bo Shelton of the MSU PD did an excellent job managing the investigation. We are also grateful to the regional news media for their help in giving the public the information they needed to assist us. The student has been reunited with his family and MSU asks that the media and public respect this family’s privacy at this time. MSU will have no additional comment on this matter at this time.”

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