EDUCATION

Lives of Texas campus victim, suspect violently intersect

  • In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus — unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus — unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus — unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus — unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday, April 8, 2016, in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus an unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from a video, Haruka Weiser performs at ACMA Performing Arts Center in Beaverton, Ore. A homeless 17-year-old has been arrested Friday, April 8, 2016, in the killing of the University of Texas dance major whose body was recovered in the heart of the bustling campus an unnerving one of the country's best-known schools. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say the lives of two young people with dramatically different backgrounds intersected violently on the Austin campus of the University of Texas.

Eighteen-year-old victim Haruka Weiser was a dance major from Oregon with plans to study medicine.

The suspect in her killing, 17-year-old runaway Meechaiel Khalil Criner, was intellectually disabled, abandoned by his mother as an infant and in Texas foster care.

Weiser's body was found Tuesday in a creek near the alumni center.

Authorities took Criner into custody without incident Thursday at an emergency homeless shelter. He is jailed in Travis County on a $1 million bond.

His grandmother in Texarkana, Texas, says she plans to travel to Austin on Monday.