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Crime 'Unthinkable': Accused killer of Georgia college student Alexis Crawford spent holidays with victim's family

20:51  11 november  2019
20:51  11 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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' Unthinkable ': Accused killer of Georgia college student Alexis Crawford spent holidays with victim ' s family . Crawford , 21, was one of 10 children, and her family had hosted Jones for Easter and Thanksgiving, the Rev. Markel Hutchins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A suspect in the death of Georgia college student Alexis Crawford was a close friend who spent time at her home, a spokesman for the family said on Sunday. “One family member described them as two peas in a pod. … To go from that to where we are today, it’ s unthinkable , unspeakable.”

A roommate charged with the murder of a Georgia college student had spent holidays with the family of the victim before relationships had grown strained in the days before her death, a family spokesman says.

This undated photo provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Alexis Crawford, a missing Clark Atlanta University student. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a news conference Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, that the body of the 21-year-old was found Friday at a park in DeKalb County. (Atlanta Police Department/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)© ASSOCIATED PRESS This undated photo provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Alexis Crawford, a missing Clark Atlanta University student. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a news conference Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, that the body of the 21-year-old was found Friday at a park in DeKalb County. (Atlanta Police Department/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Jordyn Jones, 21, and her boyfriend Barron Brantley, both 21, were being held Monday at Fulton County Jail on murder charges in the death of Alexis Crawford, a student at Clark Atlanta University.

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Missing Georgia college student found dead, friend named as suspect. Alexis Crawford ' s family hosted Jordyn Jones for both Easter and Thanksgiving, said the Rev. Markel Hutchins during an interview Sunday on behalf of the victim ' s family .

Crawford, 21, was one of 10 children, and her family had hosted Jones for Easter and at Thanksgiving in the past, the Rev. Markel Hutchins told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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“That makes that tragedy all the more difficult to understand and reconcile,” Hutchins told the media outlet. “They knew Jordyn, they liked Jordyn. There was never a reason to suspect that Jordyn would do anything wrong or ill to Alexis."

Crawford was reported missing Nov. 1, five days after she filed a police report accusing Brantley of what Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields described as "unwanted kissing and touching."

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Georgia teen says school used students as guinea pigs. Jones spent at least one Thanksgiving and Easter holiday with Crawford ' s family over the past few years, the Rev. What the family is focused on now, is Alexis ," he said. Crawford ' s funeral service will be held on Saturday at Hill Chapel Baptist

“Baby, I love you, baby,” her father, Bobby Wright, said at a press conference a week ago. “Just come home, baby. Just come home.”

Shields said one of the accused led investigators to the body Friday but did not say whether it was Jones or Brantley. Hutchins said police believe Crawford was killed Oct. 31. The cause of death was ruled asphyxiation.

Crawford told police she blacked out and could not remember all the details of the incident with Brantley, but she did go to Grady Memorial Hospital for a medical exam, Hutchins said.

Although the incident strained relations between Jones and Crawford, the two did go together to a liquor story the night of Oct. 30. The visit was captured on surveillance footage; it was the last time Crawford was seen alive.

“One family member described them as two peas in a pod," Hutchins said. "To go from that to where we are today, it’s unthinkable, unspeakable.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Unthinkable': Accused killer of Georgia college student Alexis Crawford spent holidays with victim's family

Funeral held for slain Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford .
The family and friends of Alexis Crawford gathered in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday to honor the memory of the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student who police say was killed by her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend.The family and friends of Alexis Crawford gathered in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday to honor the memory of the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student who police say was killed by her roommate and her roommate's boyfriend.

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