Family of Princeton student who went missing for days says not enough attention from school officials and local authorities

The Ivy League community mourns after the body of one of its students. went missing It was discovered by authorities over the weekend. Junior’s loved ones, who were last spotted near the campus dormitory, were concerned about her illness and believed the school and local police weren’t doing enough to find her quickly.

On Thursday, October 20, the Mercer County Attorney’s Office confirmed investigators had found the body of a missing Princeton University student. Mizrach Youneti.

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie (family photo)

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie (family photo)

Her body was found on the school grounds in Princeton, New Jersey.Her death does not appear suspicious, according to officials, ABC News report.

Prosecutors say her body was found “outside the facility’s grounds behind the tennis courts” by facility employees near 1 p.m.

“There were no obvious signs of injury, and her death was neither suspicious nor criminal in nature,” officials said, but waited until an official autopsy was conducted before making a final declaration. waiting.

“The Department of Public Safety works closely with local and state law enforcement agencies and does not believe there is a threat associated with the campus or surrounding areas,” Princeton said in a statement.

“Mislach’s death is an unimaginable tragedy,” the university continued. “Our hearts go out to her family, friends and all those who knew and loved her.”

Exclusively shared by Uneti’s family who are 20 years younger interview What he and his family have been through since they received the news of his sister’s disappearance.

Her suitemate said she last saw her at 3:00 a.m. the night she disappeared near Scully Hall, an above-ground dormitory. I realized I wasn’t in

According to Ewunetie’s brother, Universe Ewunetie, his sister was from an event at the Princeton Terrace Club before going missing.

club’s website It is “one of 11 food clubs in existence at Princeton University” with non-selective membership and “a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in school who loves food, fellowship and good times.” accept.

Ewunetie was in the club, and her social media accounts reflect her being there the night before she disappeared at 11 p.m.

Her brother said she was trying to get into the Terrace Club, believing it was a way for her to make friends after the pandemic made it hard to connect.

One clue that she was missing is that she missed Saturday’s US citizenship interview, her brother said.

She used to share her location on her phone so her brother could track her travels. But her last ping he was able to receive from her was in the early hours of Sunday, October 16, when she called her at an apartment complex near Pennsher Neck, about a seven-minute drive from campus. was placed.

The last time a signal was received from her cell phone was around 3:27 am on Sunday, after which someone apparently turned it off.

Universe Uneti went to the area with police officers to search for his sister and asked residents if they had seen her or her phone, but no one stated that they had observed an unknown woman in the area. He said the local police had also mobilized K-9 units, but to no avail.

“They went twice, once with their dogs and got nothing,” Universe recalled. and two other university officials were only there for half an hour.”

He went on to explain what had happened to the police, saying, “They only searched the back and couldn’t get a warrant to check the house. The back area was wooded and full of vines and shrubs.” So it wasn’t enough time.”

“That’s where her phone last pinged,” said the brother. , I love my cell phone.”

The family reported Ewunetie missing on Monday, October 17, and contacted Princeton authorities in the morning. Later that night, around 9:30 pm, a “Tiger Alert” was sent out by school officials. For over three days, none of her family or friends had heard from the student.

The search for the young woman was not a priority at the school, relatives said.

In the alert, officials describe her as 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. They shared that she has her “light complexion,” brown eyes, and dark hair.

A tweet from the university’s official Twitter account detailed the search and said: Anyone with information about her whereabouts should contact the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-1000 or send an anonymous tip.

school Said“There is a growing law enforcement presence on and off campus, including the use of helicopters, drones and watercraft as part of an ongoing effort to locate missing undergraduate student Misrach Ewunetie ’24.”

The brothers struggled to convey how devastating her loss had been for their clan.

“I can’t explain it. It’s a nightmare you can’t wake up from,” he said. He flew to New Jersey to help her family find someone they love, who came from Ohio and since arriving in 2008, she and her 23-year-old brother Jonathan, and her where my parents live.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered his condolences to the family.

“Heartbroken by the tragic news of his disappearance,” he tweeted. “@Princeton University student Mithrak Younety was found dead this afternoon. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and loved ones who knew and loved her. It is directed to fellow students of

Misrach Ewunetie is a graduate of Cleveland’s Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School, a Class of 2020 Graduation Class alumnus, and is a four-year student into an Ivy League institution through the QuestBridge National College Match Program through the community-based organization she belongs to. I received a full scholarship. Participated in Minds Matter Cleveland. She was one of her 51 students in her 1,127 finalists for the College Match Scholarship Program.

She was to graduate in the spring of 2024 with a major in sociology and a minor in computer science. She recently changed her major.