Alexis Crawford murder charged, student are now in police custody


Alexis Crawford murder charged, student are now in police custody.

Both suspects accused of murdering a Clark Atlanta student are now in police custody.

Atlanta police confirmed they secured a warrant and arrested 21-year-old Jordyn Jones, who was Alexis Crawford’s roommate. Jones is charged with malice murder.

Jones is being taken to the Fulton County jail for booking. Her boyfriend Barron Brantley, who is also charged in Crawford’s death, was booked Friday night.

A viewer shared cellphone video of Brantley’s arrest with Channel 2’s Michael Seiden. Brantley waived his first court appearance Saturday morning.

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Crawford was missing for over a week before investigators found her body in DeKalb County Friday afternoon. The medical examiner has determined the cause of Crawford’s death to be asphyxiation.

Police said one of the suspects led investigators to her body. While the exact motive is under investigation, police confirmed Crawford filed a complaint against Brantley three days before she disappeared.

In the report, Crawford accused Brantley of sexually assaulting her inside the apartment she shared with Jones.

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On Saturday evening, Crawford’s family announced her funeral arrangements.

“I’ve spent most of today in Athens, Georgia consoling the family of Alexis Crawford and assisting them with the unthinkable task of planning her funeral. The family is simply devastated and heartbroken that their beloved “Lexi” was so senseless murdered,” said Rev. Markel Hutchins, a spokesman for the family.

Crawford’s funeral will be held Saturday Nov. 16 at Noon at the Hill Chapel Baptist Church, 1692 W. Hancock Avenue in Athens.

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The family asks that any cards or financial contributions be made directly to Gregory B. Levett and Sons Funeral home, which is handling the arrangements.

“The Crawford family is truly grateful and encouraged by the outpouring of love and concern they have received from across the country. Please keep them in your positive thoughts and prayers,” Hutchins said.


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