Sabita Thanwani was found with neck wounds in the lobbies of home in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell. Police and surgeons went to Arbor House at around 05:10 GMT on Saturday however she passed on at the scene.
Officers said anyone who sees Mr Maaroufe should not approach him but should call 999 immediately.
Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am reiterating our urgent appeal for information to trace 22-year-old Maher Maaroufe.
“He has links across London, particularly in the Marble Arch, Edgware Road, and Lewisham areas. He is also known to travel to Cambridgeshire.
Officials were called to Arbor House, in Sebastian Street, Clerkenwell, at around 5.10am on Saturday to report that Ms Thanwani, British public, and student, was injured.
They went alongside doctors to observe she had experienced genuine neck wounds yet, in spite of their endeavors, she was articulated dead at the scene.
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Police have since sent off a manhunt for 22-year-old Maher Maaroufe, a Tunisian public of no proper location, who was involved with Ms Thanwani and is believed to have been with her that evening.
Officials had pursued help to find Mr Maaroufe, 22, who they accept had been involved with Ms Thanwani.
Mr Maaroufe is a Tunisian public who has no decent location. He isn’t a student. Police said Ms Thanwani’s family have been educated and will be upheld by expert officials.