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Suspect arrested in death of Harding graduate student

Lauren Bump, 24 Lauren Bump, 24

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a graduate student whose body was discovered at a San Antonio park on New Year's Eve.

KATV Story Jan. 3: Harding students and staff gather to remember Lauren Bump

San Antonio police on Saturday announced the arrest of 29-year-old Christian Ivan Bautista on a murder warrant. The case involves the fatal stabbing of 24-year-old Lauren Bump, who attended Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

Bexar (bayr) County jail records show Bautista was being held on $200,000 bond. No information was immediately available on an attorney for Bautista, who was located Friday during a call about a suspicious person at O.P. Schnabel Park.

Some people on a trail found Bump's body Tuesday afternoon. Police believe the woman, whose family lives in the area, was walking or exercising.

Police didn't immediately provide additional information on the investigation.

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An online fundraiser has been set up to help the Bump family.

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