Man Found by NYPD Doesn’t Miss Texas State Student Jason Landry

UPDATE: The man who was found in New York last week has been identified and is not Jason Landry, the Texas State student who has been missing since 2020.

The New York Police Department tweeted Wednesday that he had been identified as a Yonkers man, dismissing speculation that he could have been Landry. Police have reportedly contacted the Yonkers man’s family.

The original story follows below.

New York police needed help identifying a man found unconscious last week and Texas investigators believe it could be Texas State Student Jason Landrywho has been missing since 2020. Texas Cold Case and Missing Persons Unit investigators sent identifying information for Jason to the New York Police Department, the student’s father, Kent Landry, Austin American-Statesman told WednesdayJuly 27.

The NYPD posted a photo of the intubated man on Twitter on Tuesday, July 26, saying he was found near University Avenue and Reservoir Avenue in the Bronx without any identification. The man also had no apparent injuries.

Kent told the Austin American-Statesman that his son had surgical scars that could be used to see if the man is Jason. The father remains hopeful that it could be Jason.

“All of this has its ups and downs,” Kent told the Statesman. “We don’t know if it’s him, but I can tell it looks a bit different because the photo looks a lot like him.”

Jason disappeared in December 2020 after Texas authorities discovered his vehicle had crashed into a tree off a road in Luling. Jason was supposed to travel to be with his family in Houston. Authorities found Jason’s backpack, cellphone and clothing that police believe he was carrying on the night of the accident.

Kent said he didn’t know how long it would take to identify the man.

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