Brother of dead Princeton student Misrach Ewunetie says location of sister’s body ‘suspicious’

The brother of the 20-year-old Princeton junior who was found dead six days after she disappeared is calling the location where her body was discovered “suspicious.”

Misrach Ewunetie’s brother, Universe Ewunetie, made the comment in an interview with The Sun Monday.

“The area she was found makes us feel it was suspicious,” Universe said of his sister’s death. “Some trees had to be cut down when they had to remove the Misrach.”

The high-achieving student’s body was found behind tennis courts near the edge of the Ivy League campus in New Jersey on Thursday, according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to a statement from the prosecution, there were no clear signs of foul play.

“There were no obvious signs of injury and her death does not appear to be suspicious or criminal,” it said.

Misrach Ewunetie
Misrach Ewunetie’s body was found near the edge of the Princeton campus, following a statewide manhunt.
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But Universe said his family was excited by the suggestion that there was no foul play involved.

“Everyone thinks it’s over and they released that statement before they did any autopsy and without telling us,” he told The Sun.

An autopsy was performed late last week, but results from various toxicology screens could take weeks.

Universe Ewunetie
Ewunetie’s brother, Universe, said the location where his sister’s body had been found was “suspicious”.
Universe Ewunetie/Facebook

Ewunetie’s family criticized authorities last week, saying they had been “kept in the dark” about her case.

The sociology student’s disappearance on Oct. 14 sparked a statewide manhunt.

Ewunetie checked into her dorm room that morning at around 3 a.m. after she spent the night volunteering at a Princeton Terrace Club event.

One of her roommates said she saw Ewuenetie brushing her teeth, but when the roommate returned around 4:30 a.m., she was nowhere to be seen.

aerial view of Princeton Tennis Courts
Ewunetie’s body was found behind tennis courts on the edge of campus.
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Ewunetie’s cellphone last pinged a tower after 3 a.m. at an apartment complex about a 30-minute walk from her dorm room, her brother told ABC’s “Good Morning America last week.

“It’s pretty far away,” he said. “And Princeton is a big campus and it’s very isolated, isn’t it, so it’s very strange that her phone would be off campus. Everything is like on campus.”

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