The body of Amina Alhaj-Omar, a graduate student from Ohio State University, who had been missing since June 10, was discovered last week in a quarry located in Columbus, authorities confirmed on Monday, Your Content has learned.
The Franklin County coroner’s office revealed that the 25-year-old’s remains were found in a “body of water” within the quarry, near a BP gas station close to the area where she was last seen near Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 23.
The circumstances surrounding Alhaj-Omar’s death are still under investigation, and the coroner’s office has not disclosed any details about the cause of death. However, the Columbus Division of Police stated that foul play is not suspected.
They located her body in a remote section that aligns with her last reported sighting. Consequently, the investigation into her disappearance has now concluded, as stated by the police.
Amina Alhaj-Omar was remembered by her family as “a soft and kind soul that demonstrated the utmost compassion and empathy for anyone she encountered.” She had recently completed her bachelor’s degree at Ohio State University before pursuing her graduate studies at the College of Social Work.
Alhaj-Omar had aspirations of helping immigrant victims of crime, which she hoped to achieve through her future career.
The Ohio State University expressed profound condolences to the family and friends of Amina Alhaj-Omar, acknowledging the tragic loss suffered by the university community. They described her as a dedicated graduate student with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others.
This heartbreaking incident has left her loved ones and acquaintances in a state of deep sorrow during this exceptionally challenging period, according to NBC.