Police in New York City have located the 14-year-old boy who was implicated in the December 11 stabbing murder of 18-year-old Tessa Majors.
Citing high-ranking law enforcement sources, the New York Post reports that the 14-year-old boy was found in the Bronx at about 8:30 on Thursday.
Earlier reports had indicated police believed the boy might be with relatives in the South, after he possibly fled from a car on December 16 when he was on his way to the police precinct in Manhattan, a report that some law enforcement officials have disputed.
Though police have not named the suspect, they did release his photo after authorities lost track of him.
Tessa Majors' suspected killer is believed to be hiding in the south: sources https://t.co/vbvnZUK4oD pic.twitter.com/Tj0scCVdMC
— New York Post (@nypost) December 26, 2019
Majors, a freshman at Barnard, was fatally stabbed on the evening of December 11 in Morningside Park. Two days later, police arrested a 13-year-old buy in connection to her murder, who is being tried in family court. That boy reportedly told police that he was with two other juvenile males during an attempt to rob the teen girl, but claimed he did not hurt her and instead said that the 14-year-old boy who is now in custody is responsible for her murder.
NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison confirmed on Twitter that the 14-year-old boy was in custody.
“We have located this individual. Thank you to everyone who reached out with information,” he wrote on Thursday morning.
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