Crime 'Unthinkable': Accused killer of Georgia college student Alexis Crawford spent holidays with victim's family
Family Members Plead for Help in Search for Missing Atlanta College Student: 'Just Come Home'
Family Pleads for Help in Search for Missing College StudentAlexis Crawford, a student at Clark Atlanta University, disappeared somewhere between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, family spokesman Rev. Markel Hutchins said at a press conference.
A roommate chargedhad spent holidays with the family of the victim before relationships had grown strained in the days before her death, a family spokesman says.
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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Alexis Crawford is a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University.Alexis Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, was last seen at her off-campus apartment Oct. 30, according to her roommate, and her family reported her missing two days later when she failed to show up for class or work, police said.
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.
“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."
Missing Clark Atlanta student found dead; roommate named as 1 of 2 suspects
A Clark Atlanta University student missing for more than a week has been found dead, Atlanta police said Friday. Alexis Crawford was last seen by family on Oct. 30. © Provided by CMG Corporate Services, LLCIn a news conference, Atlanta Police Erika Shields said Crawford said: Crawford's body was found in a park off Columbia Drive in DeKalb CountyPolice are securing arrest warrants for Crawford's roommate and the roommate's boyfriendCrawford previously reported unwanted kissing and touching from her roommate's boyfriend Family members told Channel 2 Action News that Crawford talks to someone in her family every day, no matte
“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.”
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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.