Published: Fri, December 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

College freshman fatally stabbed near New York City campus

College freshman fatally stabbed near New York City campus

The freshman at Barnard College was stabbed in a staircase at Morningside Park near 116th Street in an obvious robbery early Wednesday night.

The 18-year-old lady was found inside Morningside Park close to West 116th Road and Morningside Drive at round 5: 30 p.m., in accordance to police sources.

She did not have a purse or wallet on her when she was found, according to officers, and her cell phone was discovered a short distance away.

She was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, the place she died.

The Columbia Spectator identified that victim as 18-year-old Tessa Majors, a first year student in Barnard College's 2023 graduating class. We mourn this devastating homicide of a rare younger girl and member of our group, ' Beilock wrote.

In a statement released by Barnard College, Sian Leah Beilock, president of the college, said Majors' family was informed about the incident and were on their way to New York City.

'This is an unthinkable tragedy that has shaken us to our core.

Police were questioning a group of teens about a possible connection to the murder, but no arrests have been made yet, WABC reports.

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"The idea that a college freshman as Barnard was murdered in cold blood is absolutely, not only painful to me as a parent, it's terrifying to think that that could happen anywhere", said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

She had suffered multiple stab wounds on her face and body. "Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we process this very bad news as a community", said Beilock, the college's president, adding a reminder that Barnard's public safety department provides 24/7 escort service for students.

"She was singing and playing guitar and fronting the band", Falsini said.

"She was just walking in Morningside Park, not even that late".

Majors was killed just as her the semester at Barnard was winding down, with final exams set to begin Friday followed by a monthlong break.

Another student, from France, said the school had warned people about the dangers of going into the park.

"I graduated in 1985", said John Phelan, a neighbor and Columbia graduate, whose daughter is now a Barnard student.

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