Atlanta college student Alexis Janae Crawford filed a police report about ‘unwanted touching and kissing’ by her roommate’s boyfriend days before she was killed
Her roommate Jordyn Jones and her boyfriend, Barron Brantley, both 21, are now facing charges of malice murder in the death of Crawford
Crawford had contacted authorities claiming that Brantley sexually assaulted her at the apt she shared with Jones on Oct 27
The 21-year-old student of Atlanta’s Clark University made a rape kit and filed the police report on Oct 27, before she was found murdered in an Atlanta park on Oct 31
One of the two suspects led them to Crawford’s body, without specifying either Brantley or Jones, and her death was caused by asphyxiation, police said
Her roommate, Jordyn Jones, 21, and her boyfriend, Barron Brantley, have been charged with malice murder in Crawford’s Oct 31 death by asphyxiation
Crawford said she hid in the bathroom after Brantley rubbed her shoulder and kissed her on the neck while they were drinking together – Jones told police that she found Crawford locked in their bathroom hours later
Jones claims Crawford told her she passed out and didn’t remember what happened, while her boyfriend insisted he did not have sex with Crawford, Jones said
After Crawford was reported missing, Jones told detectives that she was not ‘on speaking terms’ with her roommate because of a ‘separate incident’
Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford [photo], filed a police report about unwanted touching by her roommate’s boyfriend three days before she was murdered on Oct 31
21-year-old Alexis Crawford, a student in Atlanta student who was found dead in a park had filed a police report about unwanted touching by her roommate’s boyfriend three days before she was murdered.
The roommate Jordyn Jones and her boyfriend, Barron Brantley, both are now facing charges of malice murder in the death of Alexis Janae Crawford.
At a press conference announcing the 21-year-old suspects’ arrests, Police Chief Erika Shields revealed that Crawford had contacted authorities claiming that Brantley sexually assaulted her at the apartment she shared with Jones on October 27.
Three days later on October 31, Crawford was killed by asphyxiation, according to the medical examiner.
The Clark Atlanta University student was reported missing the following day and her body was discovered in the Dekalb County park on Friday, bringing the desperate eight-day search to a tragic end.
A missing poster for Crawford distributed by the Atlanta Police Department after she was declared missing on Oct 31
Crawford said that Brantley, 21, claimed he mistook her for his girlfriend, Jones.
She said she entered a restroom by herself after Brantley followed her to her room.
Jones told detectives that she found Crawford locked inside the bathroom wearing only a bra, the police report states. Investigators also recovered a ‘pair of cut panties’ in the bathroom.
Jones said that Crawford told her she had passed out and did not remember what had happened. Brantley said he did not have sex with Crawford, according to Jones.
Crawford underwent a rape examination at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The results of that examination were not specified in the police report.
After Crawford was reported missing, Jones told detectives that she was not ‘on speaking terms’ with her roommate because of a ‘separate incident’ that was not disclosed in the missing person report.
The report also mentioned a ‘separate incident’ on October 26, citing friends who said Crawford had started sleeping in the living room because she wasn’t comfortable in her own bedroom.
Rev Markel Hutchins told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the Crawford family ‘knew Jordyn, they liked Jordyn’.
‘There was never a reason to suspect that Jordyn would do anything wrong or ill to Alexis,’ Hutchins said.
‘One family member described them as two peas in a pod. … To go from that to where we are today, it’s unthinkable, unspeakable.’