Sadly, the search for a missing Clark Atlanta University student ended after she was found dead. Alexis Crawford, who was last seen by her family on October 30th, was found in a park in the Dekalb County section of Atlanta CBS affiliate WVLT reports. Crawford was 21-years-old.
Suspects in Crawford’s murder include her roommate Jordyn Jones and Jones’ boyfriend Barron Brantley. A few days prior to her disappearance, Crawford filed a police report stating that Brantley had forcibly touched and kissed her. Jones said the last time she saw Crawford she had asked for a ride to the liquor store and then she saw her right before midnight on Oct. 30th. Jones said she didn’t see her when it was time to attend classes the next day.
“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,” Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said during a news conference. “In this report, Alexis described unwanted kissing and touching from Barron Brantley.”
Jones had been posting consistently on social media to support the search of her missing roommate. However, it was either her or her boyfriend who led the authorities to Crawford’s body.
“Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with her family and with everyone who knew and loved Alexis,” CAU President George French Jr. said in a statement. “Investigators say this was an isolated, off-campus incident and there was never a threat to any other members of the community.”
Shields is taking steps to secure arrest warrants for Brantley and Jones.