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Body of missing Princeton University student was found

The body of missing Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie was found Thursday, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced in a news release.

Her body was found around 1:00 p.m. on the campus grounds behind the tennis courts, according to a statement from Mercer County Attorney Angelo Onofri and Kenneth Strother Jr., the school’s vice president of public safety.

An autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death, according to the statement. There were “no signs of injury and her death does not appear suspicious or criminal in nature.”

In a statement, the university called the death an “unthinkable tragedy.” “Our hearts go out to her family, her friends and the many others who knew and loved her,” the university said.

Earlier Thursday, Eunetie’s family said they had been “kept in the dark” by authorities, according to her brother, who added that they are desperate for information and working to put together a timeline of her whereabouts.

Ewunetie, 20, went missing six days ago, prompting university officials to step up their search for the young man.

Her family was particularly alarmed that she missed an appointment about her citizenship on Saturday, said her older brother, Universe Ewunetie. Ewunetie was last seen around 3 a.m. near a residential building on the New Jersey campus, according to the university. The institution first reported her disappearance on Monday and asked the public to share possible information about her whereabouts, as the public security department intensified search efforts.