After a week’s long investigation, police have secured arrest warrants for the missing Clark Atlanta student murder.
Alexis Crawford was reported missing on November 1, and after further investigation authorities say Crawford was murdered on October 31.
On Friday, November 8, Atlanta Police arrested Crawford’s roommate Jordyn Jones, 21, and Jones’s boyfriend Barron Brantley, 21. Authorities say, Brantley waived his first appearance on Saturday, and Jones's first appearance is slated for November 11.
Both suspects were transported to Fulton County Jail and charged with malice murder.
According to medical examiners, the cause of Crawford's death was due to asphyxiation.
An exact motive for the murder is not yet known, but investigators are looking into a sexual assault allegation made by Crawford against Brantley, who is Jones’ boyfriend.
A family spokesperson spoke on behalf of Crawford’s mother and father.
“I cant find strong enough words to express how hurt Alexis’ family is,” he said. “Ms. Crawford is unable to speak. She literally couldn’t say nothing.”
Atlanta Police Chief Ericka Shields expressed her condolences to the family.
“This has been absolutely heartbreaking,” Shields said. “To Alexis’ family, our hearts go out to you. I am so truly sorry that we could not provide you with a better ending.”