Authorities have launched a homicide investigation following the discovery of a possible murder victim’s body, which was found laying in a creek on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.
The university’s president, Gregory Fenves, indicated that the body was located in Waller Creek, which is located behind the school’s alumni center.
Campus police were cited by the NY Daily News as having said that officials with the university are currently working with Austin police and homicide investigators in an attempt to identify any potential suspects.
While the name of the victim has not yet been released, various reports indicated that it was the body of a woman.
The Associated Press reports that at this time, no cause of death has been released.
The discovery of the body was made on Tuesday.
UT-Austin President Fenves wrote in a statement on the university’s website that the school is “doing everything possible to ensure safety on campus.”
Fenves cited the need to notify the deceased’s family prior to releasing their name or any details.
Regardless of the ongoing investigation, events and classes at the university are scheduled to continue as normal.
Anyone who happens to have more information on this crime are advised to contact the university’s police, who can be reached by telephone at 512-471-4441. In the case of an emergency, dial 911 instead.
On Tuesday afternoon, local law enforcement requested that everyone avoid the area in which the body was located, the NY Daily reported.
In other news, a male member of the faculty at Salem State University was stabbed in the neck last week.
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