Missing student found dead at prestigious NJ Princeton University
Misrach Ewunetie, a 24-year-old student at the prestigious Princeton University who was missing for almost a week, was found dead yesterday, said the New Jersey Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the authorities, Ewunetie’s body was found by an employee behind the campus tennis courts on thursday around 1 pm The Governor Phil Murphy commented on Twitter: “We are heartbroken by the tragic news.”
The medical examiner’s office has yet to determine the time and cause of death, But investigators say there were no obvious signs of injury and his death does not appear suspicious of criminality.
Police began searching for Ewunetie over the weekend. The young intern was last seen alive on Friday morning around a residence. The following days the investigators searched the campus and the nearby lake.
“We had some updates when the student was first reported missing,” he told CBS2 pupil Jayden Shirkey.
Ewunetie came to Princeton from Ohio on a full scholarship. “He would describe her as a sweet soul, someone who cares about people,” her brother told Universe Ewunetie. As the search continued, her family arrived on campus desperate for answers. “Every minute that goes by, every second that goes by, is more painful than the last,” she added.
“I am quite shocked that they couldn’t find the body for a week,” said student Tanushre Banerjee. “We all had to process it in our own way,” Bhatnager said.
In a message to students, the vice president of campus life said: “Misrach’s death is an unthinkable tragedy. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and many others who knew and loved her.”
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