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Clark Atlanta University student dead: suspect had spent vacation at home with victim, says a family spokesman



The documents, which include police reports and interview records, paint a detailed picture of the last hours of Crawford's life and say that Jordyn Jones, Crawford's roommate and Jones boyfriend Barron Brantley confessed to the investigators.

Jones told police she asked Crawford to take her to a liquor store around 11:30 pm on October 30, according to a police report.

Hours later, Crawford and Jones, "were involved in a physical change," Jones told police, according to another report. The boyfriend got involved and "As a result of the physical change, Barron Brantley choked the victim until she passed away," the same report says.

Brantley and Jones placed Crawford's body in a plastic container and took her to a park, according to a police report.

Crawford's remains were found in the park on November 8 after one of the suspects led police there.

Roommates were best friends

Jones was a close friend who had spent holidays with the victim's family, a family spokesman said Sunday.

Jones spent at least one Thanksgiving and Easter holiday with Crawford's family over the past few years, Pastor Markel Hutchins told CNN in an interview. Jones, who is from Michigan, and Crawford, who was from Athens, Georgia, started as a freshman together at the university, he said.

Crawford, 21

, had sometimes referred to Jones, 21, as her "best friend, Sa Hutchins.

" It was a regular occurrence for Jordyn to spend time with Alexis family and get involved with Alexis & # 39 ; siblings, "Hutchins said.

He added:" Knowing that someone they welcomed at home played a role in Alexi's death is all the more hurtful. "

Days before her disappearance, Crawford filed a police report describing unwanted kisses and touches from Brantley, police said.

Brantley was booked into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta on Friday. He is charged with murder along with three offenses and" arrests

Jones was booked Saturday and faces a murder charge, according to jail records.

Brantley and Jones waived their first court appearance on Monday. Their public defender could not CNN reached out to attorneys again Tuesday.

Brantley's next court date is Nov. 22 and Jones is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 25, said Tracy Flanagan, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

Crawford was the third youngest of 10 children, Hutchins said. He said she was "really all we want and expect our young should be. "

Hutchins recalled one of Crawford's aunts who described her as" loving. "She would greet relatives with a big hug.

Crawford's family feels "an overwhelming grief, and it is underpinned by a sense of mistrust," Hutchins said.

He said the family is "obviously hurt and angry and forgiven but what I haven't heard is a feeling of hatred."

"There is no clear hatred or even animus towards Jordyn. What the family is focused on now is Alexis," he said.

Crawford's funeral service will be held on Saturday at the Hill Chapel Baptist Church in Athens.

CNN's Talya Faggart, Darran Simon, Hollie SIlverman and Madeline Holcombe contributed to this report.


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