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Police search for man they say killed University of Utah student

Police search for man they say killed University of Utah student
University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin talks to members of the media outside of the South Medical Tower during a search for a man they say shot and killed a student. (Kristin Murphy / Associated Press)

Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed a University of Utah student outside a dormitory on campus, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The female student's body was found in a car, University of Utah Police Lt. Brian Wahlin said. The man they are searching for and the student had “a previous relationship,” Wahlin said.

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The man is 37 years old, about 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, police said. He was last seen wearing a gray beanie, black pants, white shoes and a white hoodie.

“We've got the campus secure at this point in time,” Wahlin told the Tribune shortly after 11 p.m.

Last month, an ex-convict pleaded guilty to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He and his wife were charged with hatching a carjacking plot that led to the October 2017 death of Chenwei Guo.

11:10 p.m.: The article was updated with additional details about the victim and comments from police.

The article was originally published at 10:45 p.m.

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