The lifeless body of Clark Atlanta University student, Alexis Crawford, 21, was found in a park in DeKalb County, a week after she was reported missing.
Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields in a news briefing said Alexis Crawford’s friend and roommate, Jordyn Jones, and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, both 21, were arrested after authorities secured a warrant.
They two are being held at the Gulton County Jail and have been charged with malice murder.
Alexis Crawford’s body was found after one of the suspects — police would not say which one — led investigators to a park. A medical examiner determined that she died from suffocation, reports NBCnews
Fulton County Jail records showed that Brantley also faces charges of hindering a person making an emergency telephone call and three probation violations for battery, cruelty to children and theft by taking.
A motive has not been established, but on Oct. 27, days before Alexis Crawford was reported missing, Crawford filed a police report in which she “described unwanted kissing and touching from Brantley,” the police chief said.
Clark Atlanta University President George T. French Jr. said additional counselors would be on campus.
Today, we received the worst possible news,” French said in a statement. “Investigators say this was an isolated, off-campus incident and there was never a threat to any other members of the community.”
“The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking,” Shields said. “To Alexis Crawford’s family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending.