2 suspects in custody in Atlanta college student’s death

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This undated photo provided by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shows Barron Brantley. A day after a missing Clark Atlanta University student was found dead in a Georgia park, police arrested Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, the victim’s roommate, Jordyn Jones, and the roommate’s boyfriend, Brantley. (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — A day after a missing Clark Atlanta University student was found dead in a Georgia park, police have arrested the victim’s roommate and the roommate’s boyfriend.

Atlanta police on Saturday arrested 21-year-old Jordyn Jones and Jones’ boyfriend, 21-year-old Barron Brantley, each on charges of malice murder in the Oct. 31 death of Alexis Crawford. Police say the medical examiner determined Crawford died by asphyxiation.

Crawford was reported missing Nov. 1 and her body was found Friday.

This undated photo provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Alexis Crawford, a missing Clark Atlanta University student. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a news conference Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, that the body of the 21-year-old was found Friday at a park in DeKalb County. (Atlanta Police Department/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

At a news conference, Police Chief Erika Shields said a motive had not been clearly established but she noted that Crawford filed a police report on Oct. 27 describing “unwanted kissing and touching” by Brantley.

Jones and Brantley each is being held at the Fulton County Jail. It was unknown if either has an attorney who could comment.

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