NEW JERSEY (WPVI) — PRINCETON The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office stated on Wednesday that the death of a Princeton student whose disappearance garnered national news had been declared a suicide.
As stated in the autopsy report compiled by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, Misrach Ewunetie died of “Bupropion, Escitalopram, and Hydroxyzine Toxicity.”
On Thursday, October 20, around 1 p.m., Ewunetie, 20, was discovered “outside on the Facilities grounds behind the tennis courts” off Faculty Road by a facilities employee, according to the prosecutor’s office.
She showed no evidence of trauma, and her death did not appear to be suspicious or illegal, according to the prosecution at the time. According to a statement issued by Princeton’s Vice President of Campus Life: “The loss of Misrach is incomprehensible.
Our deepest condolences go out to her loved ones, both blood and otherwise.” According to the university, Ewunetie was last seen at 3 a.m. on Friday, October 14, near Scully Hall on the New Jersey campus.
Universe Ewunetie, Ewunetie’s brother, told ABC that one of Ewunetie’s suitemates saw her at home at around 3 a.m., but when her immediate roommate came home at around 4:30 a.m., Ewunetie wasn’t there.
Misrach Ewunetie’s family was worried when she didn’t show up the next day for an interview related to her application for U.S. citizenship, which was scheduled to take place roughly 45 minutes away from university.
On Sunday, October 16th, he reported that she was unable to receive text messages and that her phone was going directly to voicemail. Her Ohioan parents attest that Misrach Ewunetie kept in constant communication with them.
According to Universe Ewunetie, her phone last rang about 3:30 a.m. on the day in question, and the nearest off-campus apartment complex is around 30 minutes’ walk from her dorm. He said that earlier that morning, around 6:00 a.m., was the last time her phone had made contact with a cell tower.
Helicopters and drones were used in the hunt by law police. In a tweet, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he has been in touch with authorities “who are doing everything they can to find her.”
Subsequently, the governor tweeted, “We are devastated by the news that Misrach Ewunetie, a missing student from Princeton University, was found dead earlier today. Our deepest sympathies are with her loved ones, both blood and otherwise, as well as her fellow classmates.”
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