A missing Clark Atlanta University student was discovered lifeless Friday, the police officials said.
The corpse of Alexis Crawford, 21-year-old, was found in a park in DeKalb County, after a week she was reported missing, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields announced at an interview.
Alexis Crawford’s friend and roomie, Jordyn Jones, and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, both 21-year-old, were detained after police officials secured a warrant charging them with hatred murder, police said Saturday, November 9. The couple is being detained at the Fulton County Jail.
Alexis Crawford’s corpse was discovered after one of the suspects (police would not say which one) led detectives to a local park. An autopsy determined that Alexis died from suffocation.
Fulton County Jail documents showed that Barron Brantley also faces charges of obstructing a person executing an emergency telephone call and 3 probation violations for assault, brutality to children and stealing by taking.
A purpose has not been confirmed, but on Oct. 27, days before Alexis was reported missing, Alexis Crawford registered a police statement in which Alexis “reported undesired fondling and kissing from Barron,” the police officials told.
Clark Atlanta University President George T. French Jr. said additional counselors would be on campus.
“Today, we got the worst imaginable news,” George French cited in a statement. “Detectives say this was a separate, off-campus occurrence and there was never a threat to any other members of the society.”
Alexis Crawford last spoke to her family member on October 30. Alexis was informed missing November 1.
“The incident has come to one of the worst conclusions plausible and has been completely heartbreaking,” Shields said. “To Alexis’ family members, our sympathies go out to you. I am so really sorry that we could not afford you a better conclusion.”