Teen Arrested in UT-Austin Dance Student’s Death

Meechaiel Criner, a 17-year-old male, has been arrested in connection to the death of University of Texas dance student Haruka Weiser. The 18-year-old freshman disappeared Sunday evening near the school’s stadium and was found dead several days later. It is unclear how Criner was linked to Weiser’s death, and police have not revealed whether he was the male seen in surveillance footage departing the area with a bicycle in tow. Criner will be charged with murder on Friday afternoon, officials said. The suspect had reportedly been living in a local shelter for homeless youth.