A message to students about the continuing search for Misrach

Oct. 19, 2022
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TO:                   Princeton Students

FROM:             W. Rochelle Calhoun, Vice President for Campus Life

RE:                   Our Search for Misrach Ewunetie Continues


October, 19, 2022


Dear Princeton Students,

Even as we experience a break from our fall semester on-campus routines, our hearts and thoughts are drawn back to our campus community as we continue the search for Misrach Ewunetie ’24.

I’ve talked to the head of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), our campus law enforcement agency that is leading the investigation with the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. Here is what we know: On Sunday night, October 16, DPS was notified by Misrach’s family that they had not heard from her in several days. They requested that DPS conduct a well-being check.  Since Sunday, DPS has been actively working with the Prosecutor’s Office and with state and local police departments to follow all leads in the search for Misrach.  On Monday, October 17, DPS issued a missing student Tiger Alert asking that anyone with information about Misrach’s whereabouts contact them at 609-258-1000 or by submitting an anonymous tip.

Our thanks go out to DPS, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, and the local and state police departments that are involved in the search for their tireless efforts. I am confident that all is being done to find Misrach.

Since the issuance of the Tiger Alert, our campus community has demonstrated an outpouring of support, concern, prayers and hopes for Misrach’s well-being and safe return. Thank you to everyone for continuing to hold Misrach and her family in your thoughts as our search continues.

It is especially in these challenging times that we must draw strength and support from one another and from those in our community who are available to provide counsel, support and guidance.  Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with your residential college staff, graduate school staff, the Office of Religious Life, or Counseling and Psychological Services at 609-258-3141.

My thoughts are with you all,


V.P. W. Rochelle Calhoun