Two days after she disappeared, the smartphone of a missing Princeton University student chirped from a position approximately seven miles from campus before being abruptly turned off.
Five days after Misrach Ewunetie, 20, vanished, the location is one of the few hints that those searching for him have to go on.
It indicates that the area is a New Jersey home complex near Penns Neck.
According to her brother, Universe, Misrach was sharing her location with a second family member.
The scenario is a “nightmare that I cannot wake up from,” Universe told The Sun.
The last ping appeared to be registered at 3:27 a.m. on Sunday before the phone was eventually turned off.
Campus police have visited the housing estate three times and conducted a canine search, but have been unable to enter any of the homes owing to a lack of search warrants. They have, however, spoken with residents.
Universe accompanied officers on their most recent search. “There wasn’t enough time because the backyard was wooded and overgrown with ground vines and bushes,” he explained.
She is cherished and cared for, and we miss her. We are searching for her,’ said Universe.
She is an extremely intelligent, compassionate, and caring individual. A private person. She is adored by her family and by everyone who has ever known her or visited her. People from her middle school and high school, as well as those who have interviewed her,’ he said. She was the salutatorian. She is highly intelligent.
“I hope she returns to us safely,” he added.
Misrach, a junior at the prestigious university, was last seen outside her residence hall, Scully Hall, around 3 a.m. on Friday.
Misrach had volunteered earlier that evening at Terrace Club, one of the 11 eating clubs at the University.
That evening, Ewunetie was “on duty” at the club, performing housekeeping duties amid a live musical performance.
Misrach, along with other members on duty, left for the evening once the club had closed and all duty tasks had been performed.
According to her brother, she returned to her hostel at 3 a.m. after the event. ‘ Her roommates reported seeing her at 3 a.m. Then, another roommate of hers stated that she hadn’t seen her after 4 a.m., and no one has since seen her.
They did not search for her since they assumed she had returned home.
The first year they were not on college due to the epidemic was terrible for her and many others, as recounted by Universe.
This year, though, she has been attempting to join the Terrace Club as a means of establishing new friends.
The university noted on Wednesday that ongoing search efforts now entail “an heightened law enforcement presence on and around campus, including the deployment of a helicopter, drones, and boats.”
Her family, who has been in Ohio since 2008 but is originally from Ethiopia, believe her disappearance is all the more troubling because she missed a citizenship application appointment the following day.
Universe stated, “She is the jewel of the household, [my parents’] lone daughter and the youngest.” She is highly cherished.
The Daily Princetonian adds that school officials say she has not been in contact with her family or friends for several days and that they sent a “Tiger Alert” to the school community at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Monday to report her as missing.
Ewunetie is characterized as being 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 130 pounds in weight. School officials say she has brown eyes, black hair, and a “light complexion.”
Ewunetie, a native of northeast Ohio, got a four-year, full scholarship to attend the famous university in 2020, which covered her tuition, fees, housing and board, books and supplies, and travel expenses.
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School claimed at the time that she was interested in majoring in science and that Princeton was her first choice institution.
Her disappearance occurs while students are on autumn break after midterm exams.
Laura Esguerra, a junior, told PIX 11 that the news was “obviously devastating.” It is so painful… maybe she will return safely.
She added, ‘It’s a nice reminder that we must watch out for one another, and that we must make sure to check on her pals after midterms.
Esguerra remarked, “This is a physically and intellectually challenging week for everyone.”
She said, “I sincerely hope it doesn’t come to that, but it is a nice reminder to check on your pals after a difficult week.”
If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please contact the school’s Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-1000 or submit an anonymous tip online.