Atlanta (CNN)A Clark Atlanta College scholar who become as soon as got here throughout tiresome in a park had filed a police file describing undesirable kissing and touching days forward of she went missing, authorities acknowledged. The person she filed the file towards has now been accused of her execute.
Alexis Crawford, 21, vanished from her off-campus dwelling larger than each week previously and alter into as soon as got here throughout tiresome in a park in close by Dekalb County on Friday.
Police acknowledged the suspects as Jordyn Jones and Barron Brantley — every 21. One of the 2 suspects led investigators to the arrange her physique become as soon as got here throughout, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields advised journalists.
“Whereas a motive has no longer been clearly established, the division did take a police file from Alexis Crawford on October 27, and that is a few days forward of her being reported missing,” Shields acknowledged. “On this file, Alexis described undesirable kissing and touching from Barron Brantley.”
Jones is the sufferer’s roommate and buddy, police acknowledged. Brantley is the boyfriend of Jones.
Brantley become as soon as booked into the Fulton County Penal superior in Atlanta on Friday and is accused of execute alongside with three probation violations and “hindering particular person making emergency mobile phone identify,” in keeping with data from the Fulton County Penal superior.
He had been booked into that jail 5 instances previously two years, Tracy Flanagan, a spokesperson for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Station of business, advised CNN.
Jones become as soon as booked Saturday and faces a execute price, in keeping with jail information.
Crawford’s roommate advised police she seen her round midnight November 1 forward of going to mattress, a police file acknowledged. She become as soon as no longer within the dwelling the following morning when the roommate left for sophistication, and the doorway door become as soon as locked with a tiresome whisk, the roommate advised police.
Crawford’s iPhone, identification and debit card have been missing from the dwelling. Her telephone charger and keys have been got here throughout throughout the dwelling on the pinnacle desk by the sofa, the police file acknowledged.
Her sister advised police they ultimate spoke round 8: 44 p.m. on October 30, when Crawford requested her sister what she deliberate to appreciate over the weekend. Her sister acknowledged she wasn’t doing one thing and Crawford stopped responding to texts after that, her sister advised police.
Her mom advised police she become as soon as in moral spirits and laughing after they spoke that night. The following day, the household reported her missing.
The ‘apple of their eye’
Her household is devastated, acknowledged Rev. Markel Hutchins, who’s advising the Crawfords. He described her because the “apple of their eye.”
Hutchins spoke alongside together with her people after listening to about her lack of life and says they’re grieving.
“Alexis’ mom become as soon as actually unable to debate. All that she might maybe per probability attain become as soon as hear as I tried to console and comfort her,” Hutchins acknowledged. “Alexis’ father acknowledged, ‘In the event that they needed to take anybody’s life they might maybe merely take up taken mine. They did no longer want to execute my shrimp one, they did no longer want to execute her.’ “
Within the heartbreak, the household is grateful for the assistance from the native crew together with from people throughout the nation, he acknowledged.
Shields prolonged her condolences to the household and says she wishes issues become out in any other case.
“The case has come to one in every of the saddest conclusions seemingly and has been completely heartbreaking,” the chief acknowledged. “To Alexis’ household, our hearts dash out to you. I’m so in fact sorry that lets no longer present you an even bigger ending.”
Clark Atlanta President George French Jr. despatched a letter Friday to the college household expressing his condolences and acknowledged additional counselors could be supplied.
“Our deepest prayers and strategies are alongside together with her household,” French wrote. “Tonight we mourn collectively.”
CNN’s Steve Almasy contributed to this file.