Cops release photos of person of interest in Tessa Majors murder

Images of a person of interest wanted in the Dec. 11 murder of Tessa Majors. (Photos courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released photos of a young teenager currently sought as a person of interest in the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors at Manhattan’s Morningside Park.

Police did not immediately provide an identity for the person of interest, or how the photos were obtained during the course of the ongoing investigation.

Majors was fatally stabbed on the early evening Dec. 12 as she walked through Morningside Park in what police believe was a robbery. Two juveniles, ages 13 and 14, have since been arrested in connection with the case. One of the suspects had been released following questioning.

In remarks made at One Police Plaza, on Dec. 19, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said cops are looking for a third teenager, believed to be 14, who’s believed to be Majors’ killer. That individual had agreed initially to turn himself in, but ultimately abandoned those plans, and remains on the lam.

An NYPD sources said Friday that the youngster in the photos is being sought for questioning, and the public’s urged to help police located him.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.