Roommate Murder Suspect of Alexis Crawford Denied Bond
November 22, 2019
ATLANTA, GA – A judge has denied bond for Clark Atlanta University student, Jordyn Jones, for the murder of her roommate, Alexis Crawford.
Jordyn Jones and her boyfriend, Barron Brantley were accused
of strangling 21-year-old Alexis Crawford and dumping her lifeless body in
Dekalb County Park. Furthermore, her body was found Friday, Nov. 8 after her
family reported her missing on Nov. 1 but investigators said she was most
likely killed before the report was filed.
Moreover, court documents show that Crawford’s final moments
were spent with Jordyn Jones at a liquor store. Upon returning to the
apartment, Crawford and Jones got into an altercation and that was when
Brantley stepped in and choked her to death.
Tensions rose between the two roommates when weeks prior to
her death, Crawford filed a police report against Brantley for unwanted touching
and kissing. Atlanta Chief of Police, Erika Shields says, “The case is absolutely
During the court hearing, the judge denied bond Jones
claiming she was a flight risk because hours after murdering Crawford, her
boyfriend and herself were accused of making plans to withdraw from school and move
back home to Michigan. The judge also states that Jones is a risk of
intimidating witnesses because of her close relationship with Crawford and her
Crawford came from a warm-welcome family, she was one of 10 children and was studying criminal justice. Her family describes her as fun, bright and affectionate. Hundreds attended her funeral to pay their respects last weekend and say their final goodbye.
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