Ohio State University Mourns Loss of Missing Student Found Dead

The Ohio State University community is mourning the loss of a student who had been missing for over a month. The family of 25-year-old Amina Alhaj-Omar confirmed on Wednesday that she was found dead in a nearby quarry. Alhaj-Omar had been reported missing since June 10.

The family expressed their devastation in an obituary, reflecting on the privilege of having known and loved Alhaj-Omar for the past 25 years. They described her as a beautiful soul and thanked God for the time they had with her. The family also asked for prayers for Alhaj-Omar and her late mother, Theresa.

In their time of grief, the family is seeking divine assistance to endure the hardship of their loss. They expressed hope that something positive might emerge from this tragic situation, stating their belief that bad things often happen for good reasons.

Alhaj-Omar was a graduate student at Ohio State University, pursuing her Master’s degree. She had previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the same institution. Her family described her as a bubbly, shy, caring, funny, and loving individual, who was beautiful both inside and out.

During her studies, Alhaj-Omar interned with Community Refugee & Immigration Services. In this role, she worked closely with victims of ongoing crime cases, demonstrating her commitment to helping others. Her loss is deeply felt by her family, friends, and the university community.