The body of Amina Alhaj-Omar, a 25-year-old graduate student at Ohio State University, was discovered last week in a remote quarry, according to officials and her family. Alhaj-Omar had gone missing on June 10th, prompting an extensive search that was later suspended. Her remains were found behind a BP gas station, where she was last seen.
Amina Alhaj-Omar’s family confirmed that her body was found on Wednesday in a quarry, as reported by WCMH. The quarry is located in a remote area behind a BP gas station, where she was last spotted. Columbus police, who found the remains, have not yet determined the cause of her death that took place after her disappearance.
Alhaj-Omar, a criminology graduate from Ohio State University, was pursuing her graduate-level studies in social work, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Her family had previously mentioned that the police suspected she might have entered the quarry pond. When she went missing, her jacket, shoes, and cell phone were found on the property.
Described as a caring, funny, and loving individual, Alhaj-Omar was known for her contagious laughter and ability to make people feel comfortable in any situation. Her obituary highlighted her dreams and aspirations to fight for people.
The search for Alhaj-Omar was initially intense, but after 19 days with no leads, authorities decided to suspend the active search. After finally finding her remains, the investigation into her disappearance is still being continued. The police have not provided further details about the circumstances surrounding her death.
The untimely death of Amina Alhaj-Omar has left her family and the Ohio State University community in mourning. As the investigation continues, her loved ones hope to find answers and bring closure to this devastating loss.