A second suspect has been arrested in the murder of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors.
A law enforcement source confirmed the arrest to the Daily Beast on Friday. The name or age of the suspect is not known, and the source did not specify what charges the suspect was facing.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, authorities had previously arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection to the murder. The juvenile, who police saw in an apartment building near the murder scene in Morningside Park, reportedly apprehended the juvenile because his clothing matched witness descriptions of a possible assailant, and originally charged him with criminal trespass.
Upon questioning, the suspect allegedly confessed to involvement in the robbery-turned-murder, and reportedly implicated two other individuals.
Earlier Friday, a 1010Wins reporter said on Twitter that police were questioning a possible second suspect. Gothamist reported that a law enforcement official said the person being questioned was 12 years old, but CrimeOnline has not been able to independently corroborate that report.
Other reports have indicated that the additional people involved are 14 years of age.
This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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