By Anne Levin
The body of Misrach Ewunetie, the 20-year-old Princeton University undergraduate who has been missing since early Friday, October 14, was found on Thursday afternoon, October 20, at approximately 1 p.m. Her body was located outside on the University’s Facilities grounds, behind the tennis courts, by a Facilities employee.
The news was announced by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Kenneth Strother Jr., the University’s assistant vice president for public safety. “An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Ms. Ewunetie’s cause and manner of death, however there were no obvious signs of injury and her death does not appear suspicious or criminal in nature,” reads a press release from Onofri’s office.
Ewunetie was last seen in her dorm, Scully Hall, at 3 a.m. on Friday, October 14. The University’s fall break began Saturday, October 15.
According to The Daily Princetonian newspaper, Ewunetie was volunteering at Terrace Club, one of the University’s 11 eating clubs, on Thursday night, October 13, doing housekeeping tasks during a live music performance at the club.
Terrace Club’s student officers said in a statement to the campus newspaper, “On Thursday night, one of our members who was initially signed up for duty was unable to attend our event, and Misrach volunteered to cover their shift. After the club had closed and all of the duty responsibilities had been fulfilled, Misrach — as well as the other members on duty — left for the night.”
Ewunetie’s family contacted the school’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Sunday, asking them to do a wellness check since they had not heard from her in days. more