Father of killed Tessa Majors gushed about her on social networks
The dad of Tessa Majors, the Barnard College freshman killed by muggers inside Morningside Park, gushed about his talented child in heartbreaking Facebook posts as recently as this spring.
Inman Majors, an English teacher at James Madison University and the author of six books, called Tessa a “great girl” in a post commemorating her birthday on May 11.
“18 years ago today my life got redefined in all the proper ways when this little package of fun came into the world,” the proud daddy wrote. “I can’t wait to see what the next 18 years have in shop.”
A few days later on, he touted a story his budding reporter child wrote about a city council conference during her senior internship at the Augusta Free Press, an independent newspaper in Waynesboro, Va.
. In a podcast interview posted in late May, Tessa stated she had “constantly loved writing.”
“I have actually been writing in different kinds since I was a little kid,” she stated. “Journalism was a field that I never explored before … however I believed it would be a truly intriguing experience.”
She also said that she was “actually delighted” about studying at Barnard.
A month later, Inman shared that Tessa played in two bands.
“This one, The Company, simply dropped their first single on Spotify,” he wrote, with a link to the single, called “Remote.” “Tess plays bass and sings back-up. Fans of 80s funk music might like this one.”
In October, she published a picture of herself and some band mates to Instagram with the caption, “Safe to say the very first NYC show went well!”
In birthday posts from previous years, her father called her “one of a kind” and a child who “brought so much delight into her parents’ lives.”
Cops stated Tessa was beaten and stabbed at the base of stairs in Morningside Park near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators discovered a path of blood showing that the teen had actually attempted to make her method back up the park stairs towards Morningside Drive, police sources said.
A school security personnel called authorities upon finding her body, filled with stab wounds. Initial info recommended that Majors was stabbed a number of times in the face, neck and under her arm.
She apparently had argued when the punks attempted to rob her, the sources added.
Majors was hurried to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Health center, where she died.
Authorities were questioning a group of teenagers in connection with the slaying, according to a report Thursday early morning.
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