Missing college student Kenny DeLand Jr. is safe in Spain, his family says

An American college student who was reported missing

More than two weeks ago in France has told relatives

He is safe in Spain, his family said Friday,

Amid a mystery that sparked a multinational search.

Solving at least part of it.

Kenny Deland Jr. called his relatives early Friday,

The family said in an online statement,

Adding that the 21-year-old had "seen himself on the news."