Alexis Crawford was strangled to death before her body was thrown in a trash bin, the Fulton Country Superior Court revealed in court documents released on Tuesday (Nov. 12).
Crawford died on Oct. 31, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Four days earlier, the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University senior filed a police report against her roommate, Jordyn Jones’s boyfriend, Barron Bentley, accusing him of sexual assault. Crawford had a rape kit performed on her at a local hospital. Crawford’s decision to go to police caused tension between her and Jones, which erupted in a physical fight.
“As a result of the physical altercation, Barron Brantley choked the victim until she was deceased,” the Atlanta Police Department said.
After killing Crawford, Jones and Brantley, both age 21, stuffed her body into a “plastic bin” and transported it to Exchange Park in Decatur, Ga., where they left her remains.
Crawford and Jones knew each other for at least two years, and became close while studying at Clark Atlanta. The Michigan native even visited Crawford’s family’s home during the holidays.
Brantley confessed to Crawford’s murder and led police to her body last Friday (Nov. 7). Jones was arrested the following day.
Brantley and Jones are both charged with felony murder and are being held without bond.