Police have found the body of missing Clark Atlanta Student Alexis Crawford in an Atlanta area park, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields announced a short time ago.
The suspects are Crawford’s roommate, 21-year-old Jordyn Jones, and the roommate’s boyfriend, Barron Brantley, 21. According to police, one of the suspects led police to the body.
“The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking,” the chief said. “To Alexis’ family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending.”
According to Heavy.com, a source close to the investigation revealed that days before her disappearance, Crawford filed a police report against Brantley claiming that she was the subject of unwanted kissing and touching from him, but the police would not confirm if this was the motive for her murder.
CNN reports that Clark Atlanta President George French Jr. sent a letter to the university family expressing his condolences.“Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with her family,” French wrote. “Tonight, we mourn together.”
He said the university would provide extra counselors to help their community cope with the devastating news.
Crawford’s sister said their last communication was around 8:44 p.m. on October 30. Crawford asked her sister what she planned to do over the last weekend, and Crawford’s sister said, “Nothing.” Crawford didn’t respond to text messages after that, her sister told the police.
Crawford’s mother told police her daughter was in good spirits and laughing when they last spoke on October 30. Crawford’s family reported her missing November 1, after failing to get in contact with her.
Jordyn Jones, Crawford’s roommate, originally told police she saw Crawford around midnight before going to bed, a police report said. Crawford was not in the apartment the next morning when the roommate left for class, and the front door was locked with a deadbolt, she told the police.