Still Many Questions In Barnard College Freshman’s Murder Case

Peter Haskell
December 19, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Barnard Stabbing Scene

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD is still investigating the murder of a Barnard College freshman, who was stabbed to death in Morningside Park last week.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports, one suspect, a 13-year-old, is in custody and two others, both 14, have been identified.

Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison says he feels they will soon have enough evidence to close the case.

“I'm extremely confident the work, that the job is going to get done sooner than later,” he said.

Harrison offered few details on the investigation but did say investigators are committing significant man power and reviewing potential evidence.

The Chief of Detectives says officials are specifically “looking at video, trying to capture videos to help put the pieces of the puzzle together.”

Officers have uncovered grainy video evidence from the Dec. 11 incident, which emerged Tuesday during a court hearing for the 13-year-old accused in the murder.

A 14-year-old boy was questioned and released last week as cops work to build their case. Authorities are still looking for another 14-year-old in connection to the case.

It’s believed the 13-year-old did not stab Majors, but allegedly participated in the robbery.