Lives of Texas campus victim, suspect violently intersect

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.