Ruth Carter, 21, was found in a hotel room in Ocean Springs, Miss, her mother Nicci Carter said. A private investigator she hired to find her daughter discovered her at the hotel, the mother said.
The young woman disappeared on May 28 after returning to her dorm room following a crawfish boil.
In a statement released late Monday, Loyola University officials said: “We are pleased to announce that University officials were contacted this morning by Ruth Carter’s mother with the good news that Ruth has been located and is safe. This is great news and we look forward to Ruth’s safe return home.”