A Georgia college student who was reported missing earlier this month has been found dead, authorities said Friday, and her roommate and roommate’s boyfriend are now suspects in her death.Police found the body of Alexis Crawford, 21, in a DeKalb County park after being led to the location by one of the suspects, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a press conference Friday.
Following the discovery of Crawford’s body, investigators prepared arrest warrants for Crawford’s friend and roommate, Jordyn Jones, and Jones’ boyfriend, Barron Brantley, Shields said. It was not immediately clear whether Brantley or Jones, both 21, led police to Crawford’s body.
Arrest records showed Brantley was arrested and charged Friday with murder, battery, and cruelty to children, with the offenses dated Oct. 31. His record also shows prior arrests for battery, theft, cruelty to children, and robbery, among other charges dating back to 2015.
Jones was arrested and charged with murder Saturday, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed.
Crawford’s cause of death was determined by the medical examiner to be asphyxiation, police said in a statement provided Saturday.