A missing college student from Atlanta was found dead Friday (Nov. 8) after a week-long search. Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford’s body was found in a park in the Dekalb County area, CBS affiliate WVLT reports.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Sheilds provided details in a press conference about the suspects Barron Brantley and Jordyn Jones. Brantley is the boyfriend of Jones, who is Crawford’s female roommate. Jones was also one of the last people to see Crawford alive on Oct. 30. Early reports indicated Crawford, 21, asked Jones for a ride to a spirits store before she went missing. Her roommate also reportedly told the police they saw Crawford just before going to bed at midnight but did not see her the next day when she got up to go to class.
Shields shared how Crawford actually filed a police report against Jones’ boyfriend on Oct. 27. “While a motive has not been clearly established, the department did take a police report from 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.”
One of the suspects led the police to the body but Shields didn’t clarify if it was Jones or Brantley. “Our investigators are working on securing arrest warrants,” she said. “Jordyn had been Alexis’ friend and her roommate.”
Jones reportedly made several posts on social media about her missing roommate.
Shields also provided condolences to Crawford’s family.
“The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking,” she said. “And to Alexis’ family, our hearts go out to you and I am so truly sorry we could not provide you with a better ending.”
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Clark Atlanta University also shared a statement about Crawford’s tragic death.