Tessa Majors

Police are DNA testing multiple knives in Barnard freshman Tessa Majors murder probe

The New York Police Department is reportedly testing two knives for DNA in connection to the stabbing murder of 18-year-old Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors this week.

Citing police sources, CBS New York reports that detectives are examining two knives for DNA evidence connected to Majors’ killing in Morningside Park on Wednesday night.

The report does not say where police obtained each knife, but CNN reported that the 13-year-old boy facing murder charges had a knife on him when police apprehended him and arrested him on Thursday. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the boy told police that another male teen, purportedly the person who stabbed Majors, “dropped” his knife as a trio ambushed Majors, initially intending to rob her. The suspect told police that he gave the knife back to the other boy before that boy, who has not been apprehended, began stabbing the victim.

Another 14-year-old boy was arrested on Friday, but later released without charges, reportedly due to a lack of evidence.

According to CBS New York, the NYPD said that detectives did not find any additional weapons during their search of a pond at Morningside Park.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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