Misrach Ewunetie Found Dead – NBC New York

The body of missing Princeton University undergraduate Misrach Ewunetie was recovered Thursday, nearly a full week after she disappeared near the college where she had been living, prosecutors said.

A facilities employee found Ewunetie on the edge of campus behind the tennis courts around 10 p.m. 1 p.m., Mercer County prosecutors said. Law enforcement sources described the area as relatively remote and limited to authorized vehicles. The sources indicated there were no preliminary signs of trauma.

Prosecutors confirmed there were no obvious signs of injury to Ewunetie and said her death does not appear suspicious or criminal. An autopsy will be performed to determine her cause and manner of death.

Earlier on Thursday, campus security warned students that they would see more drones, helicopters and watercraft searching the university for Ewunetie, who had not been seen since Friday, October 14.

Hours before the grim discovery was announced, Gov. Phil Murphy weighed in on the matter Thursday, saying he had been in contact with several law enforcement officials at various levels of government. The Democrat said all teams were doing everything they could to find her and bring her home safely.

The 20-year-old Ewunetie, a member of Princeton’s Class of 2024, was last seen near Scully Hall, where she lived, around 10 p.m. 3 on Friday, according to a warning from the university that went out earlier this week.

An email sent to students on campus indicated that Ewunetie’s family and friends had not heard from her for several days.

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Misrach Ewunetie, a 20-year-old with Princeton University’s Class of 2024, has not been seen since early Friday.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ewunetie was a junior pursuing a sociology degree with a computer applications certificate from the Ivy League school. She interned at McKinsey & Company and Bank of America over the past few years and attended high school at Villa Angela-St. Joseph in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ewunetie was also a 2021 LEDA Career Fellow and spent many years volunteering at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in her home state, her profile said.

Following the tragic developments surrounding the discovery of Ewunetie’s body, Princeton University’s W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for Campus Life, sent out a letter to its students and staff, saying in part: “Misrach’s death is an unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts goes out to her family, her friends and the many others who knew and loved her.”

According to the letter, the university plans to host “an opportunity for students to join together and remember Misrach.” Details of this event will be shared at a later date.

The university is also encouraging students, faculty and staff affected by the devastating news to contact support, guidance and counseling resources.

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