21-year-old Alexis Crawford disappeared from her off-campus apartment more than a week ago and was found dead in a park in nearby Decalb County on Friday.
Police identify the suspects as Jordan Jones and Baron Branley – both 21. One of the two suspects led investigators to where her body was found, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields told reporters.
"Although the motive has not been clearly identified, on October 27, the department took a police report from Alexis Crawford and that was several days before it was reported missing," Shields said. "In this report, Alexis describes unwanted kisses and touches by Baron Bruntley."
Jordan Jones is a roommate and friend of the victim, police said. Brantley is Jones' boyfriend.
Investigators are working to secure arrest warrants.
Crawford's roommate told police he saw her around midnight on November 1
The iPhone, Crawford identification card and debit card were missing from the apartment. The phone record and her keys were found inside the final table apartment next to the sofa, according to a police report.
A sister told her police they last spoke at about 8:44 a.m. on October 30, when Crawford asked her sister what she planned to do over the weekend. Her sister told her he was doing nothing and Crawford stopped replying afterwards, and her sister told the police.
Her mother told the police that she was in a good mood and laughing when they spoke that night. The next day the family reported her missing.
"The apple of their eye"
Her family is devastated, said Rev. Markel Hutchins, who advises the Crawfords. He described it as the "apple of their eye."
Hutchins talks to his parents after hearing about her death and says they are grieving.
"Alexis' mother was literally unable to speak. All he could do was listen as I tried to comfort and comfort her, Hutchins said. "Alexis 'father said,' If they wanted to take someone's life, they could take mine. They didn't have to kill my baby, they didn't have to kill him. ""
In heartbeat, the family is grateful for the support from the local community as well as from people across the country, he said.
Shields expressed his condolences to the family and said that he wished things would be different.
"The case came to one of the saddest possible conclusions and was absolutely heartbreaking," the chief said. "For Alexis's family, our hearts go out to you. I am truly sorry that we could not have brought you a better end. "
Clark Atlanta President George French Jr. sent a letter of condolence to the family of the University. and said that additional advisers would be provided.
"Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with her family," writes France. "We mourn together tonight."
Steve Almassi contributed to this report.