Missing Clark Atlanta University student found dead

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2019

The 21-year-old Atlanta college student who has been missing since the early hours of October 31 has tragically been found dead.

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said in a press conference that authorities were led to the body by Crawford's friend and roommate, Jordyn Jones.

The body of Alexis Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, was discovered in a park in DeKalb County, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a press conference. Her family reported her missing two days later, on November 1.

Crawford was last seen by her roommate at the Heritage Station apartments.

Alexandria Crawford, Alexis' sister, told police she last heard from her on the night of October 30.

This undated photo provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Alexis Crawford. "In this report, Alexis described unwanted kissing and touching from Barron Brantley". Alexis had texted Alexandria to ask: "What are you doing for the weekend?"

"Panther Family, we are devastated by the tragic reports regarding our own Alexis Crawford". "I hope God is walking with you and please prevent any evil that comes her way - and we're here for you".

Shields did not release details on the cause of Crawford's death and said investigators have not yet established a motive. She also responded to an Instagram group message with laughing emojis about 20 minutes later, according to the local outlet.

Jones reportedly said she and Crawford were "not on speaking terms" at the time of the disappearance.

Jones claimed she last saw Crawford at 12:30 a.m. Jones said she then went to bed and did not see Crawford in the apartment later that morning when Jones left for class.

In a letter to the Clark Atlanta community, university President George French called Crawford's death "the worst possible news".

"Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with her family and with everyone who knew and loved Alexis", he wrote, adding that the campus would have grief counselors on-site to help students, faculty, and staff cope with the devastating loss.

Crawford's Apple iPhone, identification and debit card were missing from the apartment.

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