Police locate teen wanted for questioning in killing of Barnard College student

Courtesy Majors family

Courtesy Majors family

The NYPD has found the teen wanted for questioning in the fatal stabbing of Barnard College student Tessa Majors following a week-long search.

He is one of three youths police believe were involved in the stabbing of 18-year-old Tessa Majors on December 11 at Morningside Park. "This is an active and ongoing investigation".

The New York Daily News reports the 14-year-old boy is believed to have fatally stabbed Majors, an 18-year-old woman from Virginia, during an armed robbery as she walked through Morningside Park near the campus earlier this month.

"We have located this individual".

Nearly a week after the NYPD released three photographs of an apparent young boy wanted in connection to the murder, the person was located, according to a Twitter post by the Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison. "Thank you to everyone who reached out with information", Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison wrote Thursday morning. Three teens between 13 and 14 years old were thought to be involved in the attack.

Majors was finishing her first semester at the school, which is part of the Ivy League's Columbia University, when she was stabbed December 11.

The 13-year-old, whose name is not being used by Fox News because he is a minor, has been charged with second-degree murder, first and second-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon; he was ordered held without bail by New York Family Court Judge Karen Lupuloff.

The 13-year-old boy allegedly picked up a knife when one of his friends dropped it and saw the attack, police said.

Of the two other suspects, only one has been charged.

Police published two pictures of the boy on December 20, asking for the public's help to find him.

A 14-year-old sought in connection to the Tessa Majors homicide has been located in the Bronx and taken into custody, a law enforcement source confirmed to PIX11 Thursday.

Majors was remembered at a funeral service on Saturday.

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