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Who killed Haruka Weiser and why?

Haruka Weiser
Haruka Weiser
Pictured University of Texas student, Haruka Weiser

How did UT student Haruka Weiser come to be targeted? A random murder? Wrong place, wrong time or the victim of an aggressor who has taken to targeting women on campus?

Haruka Weiser a University of Texas freshman dance major has been identified as the individual who was found dead at a creek at the college’s Austin campus location Tuesday.

Identification of the 18 year old student, originally from Portland, Oregon led to investigators announcing on Thursday that they are now actively seeking a chief suspect.

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Haruka Weiser’s death comes after the first year dance student was reported missing Monday morning by fellow roommates according to statements made by Chief Troy Gay at a press conference on Thursday.

The missing girl was subsequently found at college Waller Creek area Tuesday morning at 10.46 am. The discovery came after students reported a pungent smell.

The Police chief told that Weiser had been assaulted before killed, nevertheless would not elaborate on what kind of assault the teen had suffered. A autopsy according to Austin Patch confirmed death by homicide.

During Thursday’s press conference authorities also told that they had identified a chief suspect as being a black male, 6ft tall who was caught on CCTV (see below) at 11pm Sunday night riding a red or pink woman’s bike.

A $15K reward is now being offered for information that would lead to an arrest.

 Haruka Weiser
Where Haruka Weiser’s body was discovered.

In describing the timeline that led to Haruka Weiser’s murder, the police chief told:

‘On Sunday night April 3 between 9.30 pm and 9.45 pm Haruka was seen leaving the drama building at the UT campus.

‘She had communication with friends and we are confident we knew the direction she traveled back to her dormitory.

‘But she never made it to her dorm. Her roommate called Texas PD to report her missing on Monday at 11.30 am. 

‘The PD then did everything they could to locate her – speaking to roommates and going through the necessary procedures. 

‘On Tuesday morning the PD conducted a more thorough search and found her remains in the creek.

‘At is was seen as a suspicious death from the off – we called Austin Police dept for assistance.’ 

Authorities described Weiser as having been assaulted sometime before 10 pm on the University campus, near the theater and the cheif suspect was seen on CCTV little after 11 pm.  

No weapon has been recovered. Austin Police Department are now leading the investigation. 

In the aftermath of the the UT’s student’s death, Haruka Weiser’s family released a statement which was read out by UT President Gregory L. Fenves: ‘Our beloved daughter and sister and friend was taken from us too soon.’

They said how she was looking forward to visiting family in Japan that summer and was a passionate and dedicated dancer and student – and was very happy to be at UT.

They added that while she loved being on stage she never sought the spotlight off it and the last thing she would want is to be a ‘poster child for any cause’.

‘She would not wish us to be stuck in sadness and would want us to keep living life to the fullest and we will try and do that,’ the statement concluded. 

Haruka Weiser

 Haruka Weiser

In his own statement, Fenves, described how Weiser was ‘liked and admired by her classmates and respected by professors for her intelligence and spirit’.

He continued: ‘The unthinkable brutality against Haruka is an attack on our entire family. Law enforcement is fully engaged to do everything to bring the perpetrator who committed this crime to justice.

‘I ask you to join me in expressing our deepest condolences to Haruka’s parents, family, classmates and friends and to help the university honor her life.’

Fenves continued: ‘Dance faculty members first met Haruka more than two years ago when she performed at the National High School Dance Festival.

‘They immediately began recruiting her to come to UT from her home in Portland, Oregon. Our community was made better by her decision to join the College of Fine Arts.

‘Trained in ballet, Haruka excelled in all her performance endeavors. She was also involved in Dance Action, a student-run organization for dancers, and performed in the fall Dance Action concert.

‘UTPD first learned that Haruka was missing on Monday morning and immediately began a search. As I reported in my message to campus yesterday, Austin police are leadi

ng the homicide investigation into this horrifying and incomprehensible crime and working with UTPD and other law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend a suspect quickly.’

Haruka Weiser

Haruka Weiser

While classes are continuing as usual, KEYE reported that the Texas Rangers and the Texas Department of Public Safety would both be patrolling the school’s campus and surrounding area, with 50 officers from UTPD, APD and DPS deployed to patrol the university community.

The measure has led to some wondering if the Haruka Weiser’s murder wasn’t necessarily a personal targeted one, but likely the result of the student being targeted either as a result of their status as a student or as a female.

The initiative has led to a student-led safety group maintaining a volunteer group, called Sure Walk which advises advises students on safety after hours and offers ‘guardians’ for those who feel unsafe walking home alone. 

Told volunteer leader, UT student Ivy Markwell via TWC News: ‘It’s pretty scary to think you can’t walk home safely on campus.’ 

The university confirmed Wednesday that this was the first homicide on main campus since Charles Whitman opened fire from the UT Tower’s observation deck on August 1, 1966, killing 13 people.

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 Haruka Weiser

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  • jww312 .

    Wtf is “cute but quite ethnic?” Cute is cute. What if I said, she’s cute but quite pasty? And a true “all American girl” would be from a Native American tribe. “The more you know.”

  • jww312 .

    Whites definitely set the trend. Africans, Native Americans, Jews, etc… Dumb ass.

  • jww312 .

    Retarded point of view. No one is predisposed to murder because of ethnicity. Did you even go to any school at all? WTF is wrong with people like you?

  • Hillary/Ryan 2016

    What did Hillary Clinton call black killers? Super-predators?

  • Hillary/Ryan 2016

    The news is full of black serial killers like Jesse Matthew, Aaron Alexis, the Beltway Snipers, the black guy who just was caught after travelling around the country killing men, etc. In most cases, they just don’t report the race unless it’s the rare case that the perp is white.

    Africa is full of black cannibals, serial killers, and genociders. VICE has a good documentary on some cannibal military leaders who used to eat children before going into battle to gain strength. They’re still alive today. They don’t even feel guilty. It was considered normal in their culture. I would argue that South Chicago has thousands of black serial killers running around.

    I don’t think anyone is better than anyone else; I’m just saying that the media has been censoring crime coverage for decades, partly out of Caucasophobia and partly due to pressure from leftist groups who want to suppress the truth.

  • Hillary/Ryan 2016

    She’s cute, but quite ethnic and hardly the traditional all-American sweetheart type. Yes, however, I do think that her appearance is part of reason everyone is covering this story. Humans naturally feel more of a loss for someone who was attractive, in part because the brain interprets appearance as being indicative of health, and therefore, we’re unconsciously mourning that this girl didn’t go on to produce children that would be valuable to the future of the tribe.

    There are probably several thousand cases like this every year that don’t make the papers — not because the girls were not attractive, but because they happen in areas where a woman being murdered isn’t uncommon and it takes a child or cop being shot to make the news.

    Hannah Graham and Amanda Blackburn got some coverage without regard for their appearance, but Jessica Chambers, who was doused with and forced to drink gasoline before being set on fire, got very little. Chambers, who was reportedly gang raped twice some time before she was murdered, was attractive. However, the media didn’t want to cover the story for some reason.

  • Hillary/Ryan 2016

    So sad. Hopefully this makes college women more aware of their surroundings. This has been going on for hundreds of years — from countless females in early American history, to Kitty Genovese, to a hundred Hannah Grahams and Amanda Blackburns per year, to this incident.

    Bill Cosby once said that there were two races of black people — the good ones like him, and the bad ones out raping and killing everyone. Then we found out he had drugged and raped 50 mostly white women.

  • jww312 .

    It’s because she happens to be pretty. If she was an unattractive non girl next door type, or too ethnic, we may never have even heard about this case. Our shallow country loves an “American sweetheart;” dead or alive. Disgusting.

  • David Curry

    Do I really need to see so many photos of the deceased? An innocent adult was found murdered and she deserves justice. This article looks like an Instagram page. Why?

  • jww312 .
  • The Supreme Gentleman


  • The Supreme Gentleman

    Cue the sudden religion in jail and NPR piece in 10 years when he’s begging to be freed.

  • Neal

    Read the other stories. Meechiel Khalil was caught burning her stuff in an abandoned building near campus. “Racism” is worse than murder. Right?

  • jww312 .

    Lol. STFU. Idiot. Racism in itself is a mental disorder. Hating people who are different than u and can’t help what they are. Retarded. As for crime. I don’t know many black serial killers or cannibals. I’m half German by the way so I have nothing but love for sane whites who DO NOT have superiority complexes. Enjoy being ignored, dick.

  • Wil

    you need to go get some mental health. Glad that you are no longer with the service. I’ve dealt with a lot of AF officers in my careers. Most are professional and mentally very balanced.

  • jww312 .

    I don’t give a shit about the blacklivesmatter bs. I don’t jump on bandwagons, but if u are a racist, I want u to die a bloody horrible fucking death. I don’t care what race u are. My only brethren, by the way are my blood brothers and my brothers in arm. I’m retired Air force bitch. I don’t associate with criminals. Fuck u.

  • Wil

    yup. blacklivesmatter is very stupid.

  • Wil

    go be in hell with all those brethren criminals of yours.

  • jww312 .

    No one said this is even the guy who definitely killed her moron. Go be racist in hell with Hitler.

  • jww312 .


  • Dindu nuffin rape/murder/drug culture

  • MikeJ2

    I once visited UT with my son, looking at colleges. The neighborhood just east of the campus was really scary looking when we drove through it.

  • Wil

    Not hers anymore. He’s turning his life around. He’s a gud boy, dindu nuffins until she aggravated him. Blacklivesmatter now. Cause he still has his.

  • Mark Forster


  • Wil