*Update 4/6* The University of Texas is encouraging students to follow several safety recommendations as the investigation continues after a female body was found in the Waller Creek area on campus.
Details are still limited but in a Campus Watch email the university stresses that "multiple law enforcement agencies, in central Texas, are working together to not only solve this horrible crime but also to patrol the campus."
The UT Police Department urges people to follow the below safety recommendations:
The University of Texas at Austin Police Department asks that anyone with information about this crime to contact 512-471-4441; option 9.
The body of a deceased female has been found in Waller Creek behind the alumni center on the University of Texas at Austin campus and it is being investigated as a homicide.
A message was sent out to students shortly before noon concerning the discovery of the body. The message stated that no suspects had been identified.
UTPD Lead Investigator says that the cause of death still under investigation.
Authorities are also not releasing the identity of the victim until next of kin have been notified however students around campus seem to know who she was.
UTPD is asking that anyone with information about this crime to contact University Police at 512-471-4441 of if it is an emergency to call 9-1-1.
UT President Greg Fenves released a statement as well. It reads:
Today, we are dealing with a tragedy on campus. University police have discovered a body in Waller Creek behind the alumni center and are investigating a possible homicide.
I have spoken with campus public safety leaders and am writing to assure you that we are doing everything possible to ensure safety on campus. We are also working closely with Austin police to identify possible suspects. We are unable to release the name of the victim or any details until the family has been notified.
Based on the information we have and our conversations with police, the campus continues to operate fully, and all classes and events remain on schedule.
I will work with university police to keep you notified as new information becomes available. Anyone with information about this crime should contact university police at 512-471-4441 or, in an emergency, dial 911.
Gregory L. Fenves
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