According to police, the suspects are Crawford's roommate, 21-year-old Jordyn Jones and a roommate's boyfriend, Baron Bruntley, at 21. One of the suspects led police to the body, the chief said.
The case came to one of the saddest possible conclusions, and it was absolutely heartbreaking, "said the boss." For Alexis's family, our hearts go to you. I am so sorry that we could not have given you a better end.
Her family is devastated and broken, said Rev. Markel Hutchins, who advises the Crawfords.
Alexis was "the apple of their eye" and was "very thoughtful among her family and friends," Hutchins said.
Hutchins talks to Alexis' parents after hearing about her death and says they are grieving.
"Alexis' mother was literally unable to speak. All he could do was listen to her 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. ""
Hutchins said that the grieving father repeated this statement several times.
Hutchins said Alexis' father also told him, "I know God makes no mistakes."
The family is grateful for the support from the local community as well as from people across the country, he said.
Hutchins asked people to pray for the family.
Clark Atlanta President George French Jr. sent a letter to the family of the university, in which he expressed his condolences.
"Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with her family," writes France. "We're grieving together tonight."
He said that the university would provide additional advisers.
Crawford's sister stated that they communicated at about 8:44 on October 30. Crawford asked his sister what he planned to do last weekend. Crawford's sister said, "Nothing." Crawford did not respond to text messages afterward, her sister told the police.
Crawford's mother told police her daughter was in a good mood and laughed when they spoke on October 30. The Crawford family reported her missing on November 1
Crawford's roommate told police she saw Crawford around midnight before bedtime, police said. Crawford wasn't in the apartment the next morning when the roommate left for class and the front door was locked with a dead bolt, the roommate told police.
The Apple iPhone, Crawford identification card and debit card were missing from the apartment. A police report says her phone charger and keys were found inside the apartment at the final table.
Justin Gamble, Tina Burnside and Darran Simon contributed to this report.