Princeton University Student’s Death Ruled A Suicide

December 28, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office reported that the autopsy report on Misrach Ewunetie, the Princeton University student whose body was discovered outside on the Facilities grounds behind the tennis courts on October 20, 2022, is complete.

The autopsy was conducted by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.  Ms. Ewunetie’s death was ruled a suicide.  The cause of her death was determined to be “Bupropion, Escitalopram and Hydroxyzine Toxicity.”

Out of respect for Ms. Ewunetie’s family, and at their request, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office will not be providing additional information. 

A massive multi-day search was conducted of the Princeton University Campus as well as surrounding areas including Carnegie Lake. Those participating in the search were the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Princeton University Department of Public Safety, the Princeton Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey State Park Police, the West Windsor Township Police Department, the Hamilton Police Division, the Lawrence Township Police Department, the Princeton Fire Department, West Windsor Emergency Services, the Princeton First Aid Squad and the Trenton Fire Department Dive Team.

Princeton University student Misrach Ewunetie.