Misrach Ewunetie: Family of Dead Ivy League Student Being ‘Kept in the Dark’

Loved ones of Misrach Ewunetie, the Princeton student who was found dead earlier this week after going missing, allege authorities are not being fully transparent about they know, CNN reports.

“There’s no constant update or interaction with us,” Misrach’s brother, Universe Ewunetie, said in an interview with CNN earlier this week before her body was found. “We’re really kept in the dark.”

The body of the 20-year-old Princeton junior was found behind campus tennis courts at about 1 p.m. Thursday by a facilities employee.

Investigators are working to determine how Misrach died but have said there were “no obvious signs of injury and her death does not appear suspicious or criminal in nature,” according to a statement from Princeton University, citing the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.

An autopsy had been scheduled for Friday and results of toxicology tests are pending.

In talking with multiple news organizations this past week, Universe expressed exasperation with being “kept in the dark” about developments in the case.

“That’s one thing we don’t have, we don’t have time,” Universe told CNN.

Misrach went missing Friday, October 14, and missed an important meeting about her citizenship that was scheduled for the following day.

Authorities believe Misrach returned to her dorm in Scully Hall around 3 a.m. after volunteering at an event. A suitemate reported seeing Misrach brushing her teeth and believed she had gone to her room, but when the suitemate came back to the room about 4:30 a.m., Misrach was gone, the New York Post reports.

Misrach’s phone is believed to have last pinged near a housing complex at 3:27 a.m. that is approximately a 30-minute walk from the dormitory.

Universe told “Good Morning America” that it would be unusual for her to be so far from campus.

“It’s pretty far away,” the brother told GMA. “And Princeton is a big campus, and it’s very insular, right, so it’s very odd that her phone would be off campus. Like, everything is on campus.”

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