Tessa Majors was a vibrant 18-year-old who had moved from Charlottesville, Virginia to attend college in New York City.
She got into the prestigious Barnard College, and so she moved north to the Big Apple this past fall.
Tessa’s future was so very bright, but she sadly would never get to finish her first semester in New York City.
Instagram; 18-year-old Barnard student Tessa Majors smiles in the photo above
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Tessa’s friends and family describe her as a gifted and talented musician.
She played in a band called Patient 0 and she frequently posted about the shows they performed in on social media.
“We lost a very special, very talented, and very well-loved young woman,” Tessa’s family said about her in a statement.
“Tess shone bright in this world, and our hearts will never be the same.”
Instagram; Tessa is pictured above playing on stage in her band
On Wednesday, December 11th, Tessa was walking through Morningside Park.
She wasn’t out late at all; it was only around 7 p.m.
Morningside Park is a beautiful 30-acre park located right near Barnard College and Columbia University.
The park is frequently filled with college students, and up until this year, it was generally a safe place to walk around.
Instagram; Tessa is pictured above in New York City