Misrach Ewunetie: Princeton University is asking for help finding a missing New Jersey student

PRINCETON, New Jersey (WPVI) — Crews continued their search Wednesday for an undergraduate student missing from Princeton University.

“The Department of Public Safety is seeking information on the whereabouts of an undergraduate student, Misrach Ewunetie, who has been reported missing,” Princeton University officials said on Twitter.

Ewunetie, 20, was last seen around 3 a.m. Friday, the school said.

On Wednesday morning, investigators searched the area near the Shea Rowing Center by boat. Investigators were also seen walking along the shore of the lake.

“Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact the Department of Public Safety at (609) 258-1000,” the school said.

She was last seen nearby Scully Hall on the school’s New Jersey campus, according to an alert sent to the Princeton community on Monday.

The university said as the search continues, increased law enforcement will be on campus, including boats, drones and helicopters.

“She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair and light brown skin,” the university said.

Ewunetie is a member of the class of 2024.

On Wednesday afternoon, W. Rochelle Calhoun, vice president for Campus Life, released the following statement:

“I spoke with the head of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), our campus law enforcement agency that is handling the investigation with the Mercer County District Attorney’s Office. Here’s what we know: On Sunday evening, October 16th, DPS was notified by Misrach’s family that the they have not heard from her for several days. They requested that DPS conduct a welfare check. Since Sunday, DPS has been actively working with the Prosecutor’s Office and state and local police departments to follow up on all leads in the search for Misrach. On Monday, October 17, DPS issued a missing persons alert student Tiger asking that anyone with information on Misrach’s whereabouts contact them at 609-258-1000 or file an anonymous tip.”

Princeton is on fall break this week, but students still on campus say they are monitoring the investigation.

“I believe she went missing right at the beginning of fall break. Which is a time when there are still a lot of students on campus,” said graduate student Noah Rawlings.

“I’m on the rowing team, so I saw a lot of people out on the water this morning. The search and rescue teams are looking for a student,” junior Kalena Blake said. “A lot of people are still confused and don’t want to jump to conclusions about where the student is, but it’s definitely a tough time on campus for a lot of people.”

ABC News’ Alexandra Faul contributed to this report.

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