Authorities on Saturday charged two people with malice murder in the death of an Atlanta college student who was missing for more than a week before her body was found, police said.
Barron Brantley, 21, and Jordyn Jones, also 21, were taken into custody and transported to Fulton County Jail, according to Atlanta police. Their charges came a day after police found the body of Alexis Crawford in a park in DeKalb County, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said at a press conference Friday.
Jones was Crawford's roommate and led police to her body, Shields said. Brantley is Jones' boyfriend.
A medical examiner determined that Crawford died by asphyxiation, according to police.
Jones initially told police that she had last seen Crawford, a 21-year-old senior at Clark Atlanta University, on Oct. 30 at her off-campus apartment, according to a police report.