Police searching for 14-year-old in murder of Barnard College student Tessa Majors

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan -- Police are searching for a 14-year-old suspect in connection with the fatal stabbing of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors, sources tell Eyewitness News.

Police believed the teen was going to surrender earlier Monday evening but he did not. Officers fanned out across upper Manhattan to look for him.

The police were led to that teen by the 13-year-old who is currently in custody and due in court Tuesday.

Majors, of Charlottesville, Virginia, was wrapping up her first semester at the school when she cut through Morningside Park just before 8 p.m. last Wednesday. As she approached the stairs to exit at West 116th Street, police say a group of teens tried to rob her and take her phone.

There was a struggle, and she was stabbed multiple times. She was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital and pronounced dead.

Majors died from wounds to the torso, the city's medical examiner said Monday.

The 13-year-old boy is currently charged as a juvenile in connection with the case, but he is not believed to be the one who stabbed Majors. The boy is being held in a juvenile detention facility.

A 14-year-old was released Saturday after being questioned in the case.

Growing memorials are in place on the edge of campus, feet from where Majors collapsed.

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