Roommate, boyfriend arrested in death of Atlanta college student Alexis Crawford

Roommate, boyfriend arrested in death of Atlanta college student Alexis Crawford

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John Bacon
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USA TODAY
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(****)The roommate of a Clark Atlanta University student whose body was found in a local park was being held without bail Sunday after her arrest on a murder charge – along with the roommate’s boyfriend.(*******)

(****)Alexis Crawford, (**************************), was reported missing Nov. 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 touching.” (*******)

(****)Crawford’ roommate, Jordyn Jones, (**************************), and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, (**************************), face charges of malice murder. Shields said investigators were working to determine the motive for the killing.(*******)

(****)Shields said one of the suspects led investigators to the body on Friday. The medical examiner listed the cause of Crawford’s death as asphyxiation.(*******)

(****)Both suspects were in custody Sunday, Fulton County Jail records show.(*******)

(****)”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.”(*******)

(****)The Rev. Markel Hutchins, serving as a spokesman for Crawford’s family, said funeral services will be held Saturday. Family members, he said, were “devastated and heartbroken.”(*******)

(****)”Please pray for Alexis Crawford’s family and give the time and space to process the loss of their beloved ‘Lexi,'” Hutchins said.(*******)

(****)The university offered condolences to Crawford’s family and counseling to students.(*******)

(****)”Investigators say that this was an isolated, off campus incident and there was never a threat to any other members of the community,” school President George French said in a statement.(*******)

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