Homicide Victim ID’d as UT-Austin Dance Student

Homicide Victim ID’d as UT-Austin Dance StudentOfficials have identified the victim of an Austin homicide as a University of Texas theater and dance student and freshman named Haruka Weiser. Her body was found on campus Tuesday, and Austin police are working with UT officers on the investigation, which authorities are treating as a homicide. UT President Gregory Fenves released a statement Thursday identifying Weiser. “Her death is a tragic loss for the UT community,” Fenves said. “The unthinkable brutality against Haruka is an attack on our entire family.” She was found in a creek bed area near the school’s alumni center and football stadium.