Murder On Campus
When an 18-year-old student named Haruka Weiser, a first-year theater and Dance major, was found near a creek between two buildings by the University of Texas campus it caught everyone by surprise. Surveillance video from that evening show who they believe may be the suspect in her killing, but as of yet have not been able to identify him. Police are asking you, the public, to help bring Weiser’s killer to justice.
All the authorities know about the suspect is that he is a black male, approx. 6 feet tall, and he was last seen riding a bicycle. Obviously, this description is vague, and there isn’t much there to work with. But Troy Gay, the assistant police chief at the Austin Police Department, told reporters on Thursday, “We know that the public will step up as they do in every case and help us to identify who the suspect is.”
Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s identification and arrest.
*Latest Update: The Suspect Has Been Caught! 17-year-old, Meechaiel Criner, who is said to have been a homeless runaway, has now been arrested and charged with Murder. He is being booked at the Travis County Jail, Austin Texas. More details below.
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