Missing Princeton University Student Misrach Ewunetie’s Death Has Been Ruled a Suicide

It has been determined that a Princeton University student who vanished in October committed suicide.

According to a news statement from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office’s postmortem report on Misrach Ewunetie found the 20-year-old died from “Bupropion, Escitalopram and Hydroxyzine Toxicity,” 

On October 14, Ewunetie was last seen in the vicinity of her apartment complex, Scully Hall. Her brother, Universe Ewunetie, told ABC News that while one of her roommates had seen her at home at around 3 a.m., another roommate hadn’t discovered her there when she returned at around 4:30 a.m.

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Universe described his sister as a “precious, beautiful soul,” according to CNN.

According to ABC News, Ewunetie’s family became concerned after she missed an interview for her application for citizenship in the United States.

Law authorities flooded the school to find Ewunetie after she vanished, making headlines around the country. According to WHYY, the hunt for Ewunetie was aided by a number of law enforcement organizations, including the Princeton University Department of Public Safety, the Princeton Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police.

Misrach Ewunetie's suicide has been ruled
Misrach Ewunetie’s suicide has been ruled

On October 20, Ewunetie’s body was discovered on the school’s grounds behind the tennis courts.

In a letter to the campus community, Princeton Vice President for Campus Life Rochelle Calhoun said authorities determined there were “no obvious signs of injury and her death does not appear suspicious or criminal in nature.”

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After completing her high school education at Villa Angela-St, Joseph High School in Cleveland, Ohio, where her family resides, Ewunetie was awarded a full four-year scholarship to Princeton University. In 2024, the top student was predicted to graduate. The high school reported that Ewunetie finished first out of 107 students in her class.

“Misrach’s death is an unthinkable tragedy. Our hearts go out to her family, her friends and the many others who knew and loved her,” Calhoun said.

Final Lines

The Princeton University student who was initially reported missing and later discovered dead on campus committed suicide, according to a news release from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday.

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