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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.
ATLANTA — The Clark Atlanta University student whose body was found last week was strangled before her remains were placed in a plastic bin and dumped in a suburban Atlanta park , according to court records released Tuesday. Authorities say 21-year-old Alexis Crawford and her roommate
Alexis Crawford was reported missing Nov. Roommate, boyfriend arrested in death of Atlanta college student Alexis Crawford . 1, five days after she filed a police report accusing her roommate's boyfriend of what Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields described as "unwanted kissing and
ATLANTA — The Clark Atlanta Universitylast week was strangled before her remains were placed in a plastic bin and dumped in a suburban Atlanta park, according to court records released Tuesday.
Authorities say 21-year-old Alexis Crawford and her roommate, Jordyn Jones, were fighting in their off-campus apartment early Oct. 31 when Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley, intervened and choked Crawford until she died.
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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.
Authorities said Crawford , 21, was strangled and her remains placed in a plastic bin, according to Atlanta Police Department records obtained The suspects, Crawford ’s roommate Jordyn Jones and Jones’ boyfriend Barron Brantley, then dumped the victim’s body in a park in nearby DeKalb County.
Murdered Atlanta student Alexis Crawford , 21, was 'strangled by her roommate's boyfriend and smothered with a Jones' boyfriend, Barron Brantley, allegedly intervened and choked Crawford to death with his hands. Investigators said Jones denied knowing where Crawford was , but Brantley
Jones and Brantley, also both 21, then put Crawford's body in the bin and took it Exchange Park in Decatur, Georgia, where they abandoned it, court records say.
Jones and Brantley are in police custody and face charges of malice murder. Malice murder involves deliberate intent and is punishable by death or life in prison with or without parole.
Crawford was reported missing by her mother Nov. 1, five days after Crawford filed a police report accusing Brantley of what Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields described as "unwanted kissing and touching."
Shields said one of the suspects led investigators to Crawford's body on Friday. The medical examiner listed her cause of death as asphyxiation.
Fulton County Superior Court records say on Nov. 8, Brantley "admitted during his interview with detectives that he strangled the victim until she was dead" and took her body to where it was found.
"The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible," Shields said. "For Alexis' family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry we could not provide you with a better ending."
Staff writer Joel Shannon contributed.
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