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The body of a Princeton student has been found after a six-day search.
Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J Onofri and Princeton University Assistant Vice President Kenneth Strother Jr announced that the body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie was discovered around 1 p.m. m. Thursday by a facility employee.
His body was discovered near a set of tennis courts on the edge of the Princeton campus, a more remote area restricted to authorized vehicles.
A pending autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine Ewunetie’s cause and manner of death.
However, authorities said there were no obvious signs of injury and his death does not appear “suspicious or criminal in nature.”
A family friend who helped search for Ewunetie described the discovery as “terrifying” and told The U.S. Sun that he was rushing to be with his relatives as they tried to make sense of the tragic events.
He said: “We still don’t know what happened. Law enforcement was being very secretive and kept the family mostly in the dark during the search.”
Ewunetie, a junior in college, was last seen around 3 a.m. Friday. near Scully Hall, where she lived on the New Jersey campus.
The grim discovery comes after Ewunetie’s family revealed to The U.S. Sun said the 20-year-old’s phone last rang on a quiet street 1.7 miles from campus two days after she was last seen.
The data was recorded around 3:27 a.m. m. on Washington Road, West Windsor Township, in Princeton, a street lined with idyllic single family homes worth around $500,000.
A screenshot of his cell phone’s exact location showed that he was near the popular Perna’s Flower Shop on Washington Road, which closes at 5 p.m. m. weekends.
The area also includes an assisted living facility and a Papa John’s pizza restaurant, which closes at midnight on Sundays.
It’s unclear how Ewunetie’s phone ended up several miles from where she found her body Thursday.
Ewunetie’s roommates believed she had gone to her house to see her family in Ohio and didn’t realize she was missing until Sunday.
The university did not report him missing until Monday night when they issued a “Tiger Alert.”
Ewunetie’s brother Universe, whose family is originally from Ethiopia, said his sister failed to show up for a citizenship appointment on Saturday, sparking fears among family members.
At the time, Universe told The U.S. Sun: “Unfortunately, we didn’t check [her last location of her] on her until we realized that she wasn’t answering the phone.
“We weren’t 100 percent sure she was missing, but we reported it Sunday night to Princeton University’s Department of Public Safety.
“I was talking to my parents about going back home to Ohio [earlier in the week], but then they couldn’t get through to her, but her phone was ringing off the hook.
“We thought she might be busy and not answering us. But when her phone stopped ringing we tried to reach her, my brother shares her location with her on the iPhone.”
Universe, 30, said he felt the university wasn’t doing enough to help find her sister after the crucial first 48 hours expired.