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Police review videos of player's slaying

Jasper Howard, 20, was a cornerback for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
Jasper Howard, 20, was a cornerback for the University of Connecticut Huskies.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tipsters give detectives video images that might lead to an arrest
  • Jasper Howard, 20, died after being stabbed early on October 18
  • Police say other video and images exist, ask for public's help
  • Other person stabbed was a UConn football player, as well
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(CNN) -- Tipsters have given detectives video images that might lead to an arrest in the stabbing death of a University of Connecticut football player, police said Wednesday.

Police are reviewing the footage and urged others to come forward with images of the stabbing, which occurred outside a crowded party early on the morning of October 18.

"It is known that other video and images exist that need to be reviewed," UConn Police Chief Robert Hudd said in a statement.

"If you were there, and you recall now that you may have witnessed something that may have been related to the stabbings, investigators want to speak with you."

Authorities said cornerback Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed in the abdomen in a fight early October 18 after a student dance on the school's campus. He died later at a hospital in Hartford, Connecticut.

More than 300 people at the dance left the building and spilled out into the street.

A fight broke out between two groups, and Howard and another person were stabbed, police said.

The second victim, who was treated and released, was 19-year-old Brian Parker, another player on the UConn football squad, according to CNN affiliate WTNH.