Body Of Missing Princeton Student Found On Campus


Six days after she vanished on her way home from an event, Princeton University scholarship student Misrach Ewunetie’s body has been recovered.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday afternoon that an employee discovered Ewunetie’s body outside near the tennis courts of Scully Hall, where she had last been seen around 3 a.m. on Friday.

A statement from prosecutors said “there was no obvious sign of injury, and her death doesn’t appear suspicious.” However, an autopsy will be conducted.

According to Fox News, investigators recovered Ewunetie’s cellphone near her remains, and they do not believe her body was “placed” there.

The Sun reported her phone “pinging” at a suburban Montgomery Township address on Sunday through the “Find My Friends” app.

On Thursday, the school’s Terrace Club leader Alexander Moravcsik told Fox News Digital that she was last seen alive after volunteering for “housekeeping tasks” at a live music event. In his view, another student had canceled, which opened up the spot for Ewunetie to fill.

The school’s Vice President for Campus Life, W. Rochelle Calhoun, called Ewunetie’s death an “unthinkable tragedy.”

“Our hearts go out to Misrach’s family, friends, and everyone who knew and loved her,” she said. “We will organize a gathering to remember Misrach. Details will be shared separately.”

The Terrace Club’s student leadership said earlier that “the entire Terrace community sends its love and support to Misrach’s family during this difficult time.”

“Shortly after the club had closed and all duty responsibilities had been completed, Misrach and the other members on duty left for the night,” Moravcsik said.

On Thursday, a university spokeswoman shared a message from Calhoun, who wrote that Ewunetie’s family contacted the school’s Department of Public Safety on Sunday night.

Calhoun wrote that the family reported “they hadn’t heard from her in several days” and requested a wellness check.

According to a spokesperson for the FBI’s Newark Field Office, the bureau has been in touch with state and local partners and is “standing by to assist.”

Ewunetie was from Euclid, Ohio.

In a LinkedIn profile that belonged to the missing woman, it is revealed that she spent two summers working for McKinsey & Company as a business analyst. The high school announced in 2020 that she had received a full scholarship to the prestigious Ivy League school after attending Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland.

In addition to her Stanford University summer program, her LinkedIn shows an internship with Bank of America before her freshman year. Ewunetie also attended an eight-week program at the University of Chicago.

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