A Princeton University student who was found dead on campus in October died of suicide, officials confirmed Wednesday.
The body of 20-year-old Misrach Ewunetie was found near the campus tennis courts on October 20, six days after she was reported missing.
An autopsy by the Middlesex County coroner determined she died of “bupropion, escitalopram, and hydroxyzine toxicity.” announcedHer death was ruled a suicide.
Bupropion and escitalopram (generic labels for Wellbrutin and Lexapro, respectively) are commonly used to treat depression.
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that is given for allergic reactions.
Originally from Ethiopia, Ewnetie majored in sociology at an Ivy League school.
The last time I saw a top student brushing his teeth in the dormitory was October 14th. Her family in Ohio reported her missing two days after she missed an appointment to apply for US citizenship.
“She is the jewel of the family, their only daughter and youngest child,” her brother Universe Younetie told the US Sun of his sister.
In an email to the university community shortly after Youneti’s body was discovered, Princeton University vice president W. Rochelle Calhoun described her death as an “unthinkable tragedy.”
“Our hearts go out to her family, friends and many who knew and loved her,” Calhoun wrote.
“Princeton is a tight-knit community and we mourn Mizrak together.”
If you or someone you know is affected by the issues raised in this article, please call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.