Family Finds Missing Son In a ​USA Today Photo

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Missing Man PhotographThe family of a New York man who went missing on New Year’s Day accidentally found him living on the streets in DC in a USA Today weather photo spread.

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Simmons was last seen leaving his home in Greece — a town in Rochester, New York — at 5 pm on Wednesday. His concerned family started a Facebook page, which has since been deleted, asking for help.

But there were no leads.

Until today, when USA Today ran a story about the recent cold snap that featured a photo gallery of conditions across the country. One of those photos, an AP image by a photographer named Jacquelyn Martin, featured a young man with the caption:

Nick warms himself on a steam grate with three other homeless men by the Federal Trade Commission, just blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.

According to the special instructions on the photo on the AP website, “Nick declined to provide his last name.”

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