Hospitalized New York man with similar appearance to missing Texas State student identified

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

The New York Police Department tweeted Wednesday that he was identified as a man from Yonkers, shooting down speculation that he may have been Landry. The police have reportedly contacted the Yonkers man’s family. 

Original story follows below.

New York police needed help identifying a man who was found unconscious last week and Texas investigators think it could be Texas State student Jason Landry, who has been missing since 2020. Investigators with Texas’ Cold Case and Missing Person’s Unit have sent identifying information for Jason over to the New York Police Department, the student’s father, Kent Landry, told the Austin American-Statesman on Wednesday, July 27.

NYPD posted a photo of the intubated man to Twitter on Tuesday, July 26, saying he was found near University Avenue and Reservoir Avenue in the Bronx with no form of I.D. The man also had no apparent injuries. 

Kent told the Austin American-Statesman that his son has surgery scars that could be used to see if the man is Jason. The father is holding out hope that it could be Jason. 

“This whole thing has its ups and downs,” Kent told the Statesman. “We don’t know if it’s him, but I can say this feels a bit different because the picture does look a lot like him.”  

Jason went missing in December 2020 after Texas authorities found his vehicle crashed into a tree off a road in Luling. Jason was supposed to be traveling to be with his family in Houston. Authorities found Jason’s backpack, cell phone, and clothes that police believe he wore the night of the accident.

Kent said he doesn’t know how long it will take to identify the man.  

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