Missing Delta State student located
by Kevin Pearson
Sep 07, 2013 | 9157 views | 0 0 comments | 612 612 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Greenwood native and Delta State University student, Cody Nance, 20, who was reported missing on Aug. 31, is safely back with his family.

According to Delta State Police Chief Lynn Buford on Friday, his family was to pick him up in Demopolis, Ala., after he had run out of gas on his way back from Miami, where he gone with an unnamed girl.

Buford said Nance did not inform his parents of his plans and had cleaned out his dorm room leaving only a printer, his dorm room key and the key to his parent's house.

Buford explained Nance's brother did receive a text message from Nance early in the week but it did not tell of his plans and his phone was believed to be turned off afterwards, because no calls would go through.

Buford said Nance’s parents reported him missing to the Greenwood Police Department and the Delta State Police Department because this was unfamiliar behavior for Nance.

The Delta State Police Department notified all of the Mississippi agencies to be on the look out for Nance and his black PT-Cruiser and reports of Nance filtered through social media.

National agencies had not yet been notified when his family received a phone call from Nance Friday afternoon informing them of what was going on.

It is unknown whether or not Nance will return to Delta State to finish out the semester but Buford has informed the family that Delta State would work with them and that he "hopes he comes back."