Lives of Texas campus victim, suspect violently intersect

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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.