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Body of missing Ohio State student found in South Side quarry

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The body of a missing Ohio State student has been found in a South Side quarry. The family of graduate student Amina Alhaj-Omar, 25, released a statement on Sunday, saying her body had been found days earlier.

“On Wednesday afternoon we received a call from the Franklin County detectives when they later came to our home and informed the family that they had found Amina’s body in the quarry behind the BP gas station on South High Street where she was last seen,” the statement said. “We are unaware of the details at this time as we have not yet received the autopsy report. We would like to ask the public for their prayers for Amina."

Omar was first reported missing on June 10. Several days later, police hosted a press conference to help draw attention to the search for Omar. At the time police said Omar had been seen at a gas station near a quarry while holding kitchen knives.

Ohio State also released a statement on Sunday following news about the discovery of Omar’s body.

“The Ohio State University extends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Amina Alhaj-Omar,” the school’s statement reads. “This is a tragedy for the university community. Amina was a graduate student in the College of Social Work. Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this exceptionally difficult time.”