Misrach Ewunetie, a Princeton University Student Who Went Missing, Committed Suicide
It has been found that a Princeton University student who went missing in October killed himself. The Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office found that 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie died of “Bupropion, Escitalopram, and Hydroxyzine Toxicity,” according to a news release from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Ewunetie was last seen near her apartment building, Scully Hall, on October 14. Universe Ewunetie, her brother, told ABC News that one of her roommates saw her at home at 3 a.m., but when another roommate got home at 4:30 a.m., she wasn’t there.
ABC News says that Ewunetie’s family was worried when she didn’t show up for an interview for her application to become a U.S. citizen.
After Ewunetie went missing, police swarmed the school, which made headlines all over the country. WHYY says that the search for Ewunetie was helped by a number of police departments, including the Princeton University Department of Public Safety, the Princeton Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police.
On October 20, Ewunetie’s body was found on the school grounds, behind the tennis courts.
Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life at Princeton, told the campus community in a letter that authorities found “no obvious signs of injury” and that “her death does not appear to be suspicious or criminal.”
After Ewunetie graduated from Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where her family lives, she was given a full four-year scholarship to Princeton University.
It was thought that the best student would graduate in 2024. The high school says that out of 107 students in her class, Ewunetie came in first.
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