The think in a murder of 18-year-old University of Texas during Austin tyro Haruka Weiser was arrested Friday, with a assistance from tips witnesses called into police.
Weiser was found passed in Waller Creek on Tuesday, Apr 5, a plant of assault, after disintegrating dual days progressing and Meechaiel Criner, 17 was taken into control on first-degree transgression murder charges. Details about a means of genocide or ground were not immediately available.
Here is a timeline of how a events unfolded, according to a detain affidavit, that cites sum of a military investigation, interviews with witnesses and descriptions of notice footage.
Sunday, Apr 3
9:20 p.m.: Police contend notice video shows a think primarily nearing on a UT Austin campus and attempting to open a doors to a parked van. When he failed, he got on a bike and left.
9:30 p.m.: Weiser placed a phone call to a crony to let her know she was “on her way” behind to her dorm after her category finished during a F. Loren Winship Drama Building.
9:38 p.m.: According to a affidavit, a think returned to a plcae where a outpost was parked. Surveillance video shows a lady dressed in all black walking toward a alumni core as she looked during her dungeon phone. As she passes, a think watches her and puts a kickstand down on a bike. He is afterwards seen reaching into a behind of his pants and pulling out a shiny, firm object, a request says. He afterwards followed a lady opposite a overpass and onto a path that extends behind a alumni core and runs along a west bank of Waller Creek, according to a affidavit.
11:47 p.m.: Surveillance footage allegedly shows a think walking alongside a bike with a slight limp, appearing to branch from an damage to his left leg, a request says. In a video, a think is seen carrying an additional bag that he was not seen carrying in progressing notice footage, according to a affidavit.
Monday, Apr 4
8:21 a.m.: Firefighters from a Austin Fire Department responded to an deserted building, where a immature black masculine was found blazing equipment inside. After a glow was put out, Austin military were called to a stage since a masculine was found to be 17 years aged and homeless. Fire officials took a bike in his possession for protected keeping, and military took a teen to LifeWorks, a girl shelter, after seizing several bags and a trek from him, a confirmation says.
11:02 a.m.: Weiser was reported blank to university military after she didn’t uncover adult to her Monday morning classes. Her roommate and friends told military that she was final seen wearing a long-sleeve black turtle neck shirt, black pants and Doc Martin shoes. Her roommate also conspicuous she was carrying a blue duffle bag, that contained her MacBook computer, an iPhone 6, materials for propagandize and an additional jacket. University military afterwards conducted a hunt for Weiser in Waller Creek though were incompetent to locate her.
Tuesday, Apr 5
9:45 a.m.: University military canvassed a track Weiser was famous to transport to and from her dorm and classes. During a search, a physique of a immature lady with “obvious trauma” was found in [Waller] rivulet behind a UT Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.
10:45 a.m.: Weiser was conspicuous passed by Austin-Travis County EMS Medical Director Dr. Mark Ackrell. It was after identified to be Weiser.
2 p.m.: UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves hold a press conference, along with a Austin Police Department. Fenves review a matter from Weiser’s family and described her conflict as “unthinkable brutality.” Austin Police Department Chief Troy Gay played notice video of a think seen on campus Sunday night, seeking for a public’s assistance in identifying him.
Wednesday, Apr 6
10:45 a.m.: Weiser’s genocide was ruled a carnage by a Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, due to “obvious trauma.”
Meanwhile, as a Austin Police Department processed a stage where Wesier was found, they beheld a blue duffle bag she had been described as carrying was not in her possession.
Thursday, Apr 7
4:08 p.m.: After a Austin Police Department expelled notice video of a think to a public, Austin Fire Department Capt. David Leonard called investigators to surprise them of a occurrence of a 17-year-old found blazing equipment in an deserted building.
5:20 p.m.: Officers arrested Criner during LifeWorks for a suspected tampering with evidence. Earlier, detectives had returned to a deserted building and found a burnt cover with college-level coursework inside and a small-sized Doc Martin shoe. They also found “an essay of justification that matched a same texture, age and coming of an essay seized on or nearby a victim’s body,” a confirmation said.
Friday, Apr 8
11:30 a.m.: The Austin Police Department hold a press discussion announcing that Criner had been taken into control and charged with first-degree transgression murder. He is now being hold on $1 million bond.
One of Criner’s family members told ABC News they do not trust he committed a crime and devise to transport to Austin to find out what happened.