BREAKING NEWS: Missing Princeton University student, 20, found dead near campus six days after she disappeared, with police saying her death ‘DOES NOT appear suspicious or criminal in nature’
- Missing Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie found dead near her campus six days after her disappearance
- Her body was 2.5 km from her dormitory where she was last seen
- Officials said there were no signs of trauma and her death does not appear to be ‘criminal in nature’
Missing Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie has been found dead near her campus six days after her disappearance.
Multiple law enforcement sources told: NBC 4 that the 20-year-old’s body was discovered on the edge of the New Jersey campus, near the tennis courts.
Sources noted there were no signs of trauma to the body, and the Mercer County Prosecutors Office said, “Her death does not appear suspicious or criminal in nature.”
Ewunetie, was last seen on Oct. 14 around 3 a.m. near Princeton University’s Scully Hall, the residential building where she lived.
Her body was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from her home, in an area near State Road near the university’s recreation department, which is home to a hiking trail, community pool and sports facilities.
Ewunetie’s disappearance prompted a multi-day hunt for her whereabouts, which resulted in the deployment of drones, helicopters and watercraft around Ivy League University.
Misrach Ewunetie, 20, was last seen on Oct. 14 around 3 a.m. near Princeton University’s Scully Hall, the residential building where she lived
A school spokesperson said: “We have no additional information to share at this time.”
Campus police had visited Ewunetie’s residential area three times and searched the house with dogs, but were unable to enter any property due to a lack of search warrants.
Earlier today, Ewunetie’s brother, Universe, claimed that his family had not been given all the details from the police about their search.
“There is no constant update or interaction with us,” Universe told CNN. “We are really in the dark.
It was previously revealed that her cell phone last pinged early Sunday morning from a location seven miles from campus.
The ping was located in a New Jersey housing complex near Penn’s neck. Police officials had told Universe that the investigation would take time.
“That’s something we don’t have,” he said. “We don’t have time.”
This is a story in development.