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Police: Body found on UT campus belonged to female student

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says a woman found dead in the heart of its campus was a first-year theater and dance student who had been reported missing.

Campus President Greg Fenves and Austin police identified the victim Thursday as 18-year-old Haruka Weiser, from Portland, Oregon. Investigators are treating her slaying as a homicide.

Fenves called it a “horrifying and incomprehensible crime” calling the “unthinkable brutality against Haruka … an attack on our entire family.”

Police have released no information on how she died.

Weiser was found Tuesday in a creek near the campus alumni center and football stadium. Fenves said she was reported missing Monday morning.

Fenves says campus authorities are working with Austin police “to locate and apprehend a suspect quickly.”

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