Alexis Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, has been missing since the night of October 30. Sadly, the story took a heartbreaking turn when her body was found on November 8. Here’s what you need to know about Crawford and what happened.
1. Her Family Last Spoke to Her the Night of October 30
Alexis Crawford’s family last spoke to her on October 30 and she was in good spirits and laughing, 11 Alive reported. They talked during a FaceTime call around 3:23 p.m. on October 30. Monica Wright told 11 Alive that her sister asked for some money through Cash App, her father agreed, and they sent her the money
Alexandria Crawford, another sister, said she texted Alexis around 8:44 p.m. on October 30 and asked what her weekend plans were, 11 Alive shared. Alexis texted back “nothing” and didn’t say anything else. Then around 9:03 p.m. on October 30, she posted to Instagram and around 9:24 p.m. she posted laughing emojis in response to an Instagram message.
Her family said it’s not like Crawford to disappear, WSBTV reported. She talks with someone from the family every day.
2. Alexis Crawford’s Roommate Said She Last Saw Her Just After Midnight on October 31. Police Now Say Her Roommate or Her Roommate’s Boyfriend Led Police to the Body.
Alexis Crawford’s roommate, Jordyn Jones, said she took Alexis to a liquor store around 11:30 p.m. on October 30 and then went back home, 11 Alive shared. She said she saw Alexis around 12:30 a.m. on October 31. When she woke up, Alexis wasn’t there and the front door was locked.
Alexis lived at Heritage Station apartments, which are near the campus.
Some sources from CBS 46 said that Crawford’s roommate and roommate’s boyfriend confessed.
However, in a press conference by Atlanta Police, police only said that either the roommate, Jordyn Jones, or the roommate’s boyfriend, Barron Brantley, led them to Alexis’ body. Both are considered suspects and the police are obtaining arrest warrants for them.
Crawford had filed a police report just days before she went missing, saying that Jones’ boyfriend had subjected her to unwanted touching and kissing.
3. Her Phone Charger & Apartment Key Were Still at Her Home
Since Thursday, her phone has been going to voicemail and she hasn’t been seen at work or at school.
Alexis’ cell phone, ID card and debit card are all missing. But her cell phone charger and her apartment key were left behind, CBS 46 reported.
She hasn’t been to work since October 29.
Her family says that the picture above is the most recent photo of her and best displays what she looks like.
4. She Wasn’t Comfortable Sleeping in Her Bedroom
Alexis had some kind of unknown incident on October 26 in her bedroom that left her not feeling comfortable sleeping there, 11 Alive reported. Ever since that night, she had been sleeping in the living room.
According to her Instagram profile, she was studying sociology and criminal justice at CAU.
At a news conference, her father Bobby Wright said: “I love you baby. Just come home. I’m not going to leave until you get home.” Her father lives in Athens, but will not leave Atlanta until he finds his daughter, WSB shared.
Her brother, Derrick Carter, also pleaded for help finding his sister.
5. She Was Wearing a Black Shirt & Cheetah Scarf When She Was Last Seen
Crawford is 5’3″ and weighs 140 pounds (other sources say 150 pounds.) She was wearing a black T-shirt or hoodie and a cheetah print head scarf when she was last seen. She has black hair, dark brown eyes, and a mole under her right eye.
If you have any information, call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.