Niskayuna student found safe in Mississippi after search [Update]

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*Update: The Tuscaloosa Police Department reports that the missing University of Alabama student from Niskayuna has been safely found near Mississippi State University in Starkville. Starkville police say that Lombardo told them he was in town to visit a friend.

“Jack has been found!” his mother, Karen Candida-Lombardo, posted to Facebook. “He is safe and getting medical attention right now. I respectfully ask for privacy and distance as my family works through this.

The original story appears below:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Tuscaloosa Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a University of Alabama student who was last heard from Wednesday afternoon. Police say that John Charles Lombardo, 21, of Niskayuna, was last heard from around 2 p.m. on Wednesday by his friends.

Lombardo’s mother said she has not heard from her son, called Jack, since Tuesday night. She said she filed a missing person report on Wednesday.

Lombardo stands 6 feet tall, weighs around 160 pounds, has short dark hair and tattoos on his chest and left forearm. He reportedly drives a silver Hyundai Kona, a rental from Enterprise with Florida plates reading KCDZ28 2021.

TPD officers are working with UAPD to check locations where Lombardo may have gone and have contacted his friends and school associates. This remains an active investigation. If anyone has information on Lombardo’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Tuscaloosa Police Department at (205) 349-2121.

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