Missing Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford found dead as 21-year-old roommate and her boyfriend are charged with murder
Prior to her disappearance, Alexis Crawford had filed a complaint against her roommate's boyfriend, for unwanted kissing and touching Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said in a statement.
Two suspects have been identified in the death of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford, whose body was found in a park in nearby Dekalb County on Friday, November 8. The 21-year-old student went missing about a week ago. Prior to her disappearance, Crawford had filed a complaint against one of the suspects, for unwanted kissing and touching Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said in a statement.
Jordyn Jones and Barron Brantley, both 21 years of age have been identified as suspects in the murder and according to Shields, one of them led the police to the place where her body was found. Jones was the victim's roommate and friend while Brantley was Jones' boyfriend, she said. "While a motive has not been clearly established, the department did take a police report from Alexis Crawford on October 27, and this is a few days prior to her being reported missing," Shields said. "In this report, Alexis described unwanted kissing and touching from Barron Brantley."
According to CNN, Tracy Flanagan who is a spokesperson for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office said that Brantley had been booked into the Fulton County Jail, where he's has been held at least five times in the last two years. He has been charged with the murder of Crawford and with three probation violations.
Crawford was reported missing on November 1 by her family, after she had not shown up to work or classes since October 30. On the day she went missing, she had sent money to her sister and had reportedly been active on social media. Her sister also said that the two had spoken at 8:44 p.m. Jones and the victim had also gone to a liquor store at approximately 11.30 pm and had returned home to their apartment at Heritage Station on McDaniel Street. Jones said that she saw Crawford at 12:30 pm the same night for the last time.
At the time she went missing she and Crawford had not been on speaking terms, she told authorities. According to the police report, Crawford's iPhone, ID and debit card were missing from the apartment but her charger and keys were inside.
Chief Shields extended her regards to the Crawford family in a statement saying, "The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking," the chief said. "To Alexis' family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending."