Body found on UT-Austin campus, being investigated as homicide

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Students talk about woman found dead on campus, Chauncy Glover reports. (KTRK)

An investigation is underway after a body was found on the campus of the University of Texas.

UT president Gregory L. Fenves issued a statement Tuesday that the body was discovered in Waller Creek behind the alumni center. Police located the female victim between 10:30am and 11:30am.

Students tell Eyewitness News that the female victim is a student and well-known on campus.

"She was really kind and just good things," Brittany Sedillio said.

The popular walkway is now the center of a homicide investigation.

"She was walking so close to so many buildings, there were probably people around," a student said.

Counselors were on hand as students gathered to remember their classmate.

"It does make me a little bit unsafe," Sharma Nishtha said.

The university is working closely with Austin police to identify a possible suspect or suspects. The identity of the deceased female won't be released until next of kin is notified.

The campus continues to operate on a normal schedule, according to the university. The cause of death is under investigation.
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