Alexis Crawford, 21, disappeared from his off-campus apartment more than a week ago and was found dead in a park in nearby Dekalb County on Friday.
Police identified the suspects as Jordan Jones and Baron Brantley – both 21. One of the two suspects led investigators where his body was found, Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields told reporters.
"While a motive was not clearly established, the department made a police report from Alexis Crawford on October 27, and it was several days before he was reported missing," Shields said. "In this report, Alexis described the unpleasant kiss and touch from Barron Brantley."
Jordan Jones was with friends and friends, police said. Brantley is Jones' girlfriend.
Investigators are working to secure warrants for their arrest.
A Crawford colleague told police that he saw her in the middle of November 1before going to bed, a police report said. He was not in the apartment the next morning when the room left for class, and the front door was locked with a dead bolt, the roommate told police.
Crawford's iPhone, identity and debit card are missing from the apartment. His charger and phone key were found inside the apartment at the end of the table next to the couch, a police report said.
His brother told police they last spoke at around 8:44 p.m. on Oct. 30, when Crawford asked his sister what he planned to do over the weekend. His brother said he was doing nothing and Crawford stopped responding to texts afterwards, his brother told police. The next morning, the family reported him missing.
The & # 39; apple of their eye & # 39;
His family was devastated, Rev. Markel Hutchins, advising the Crawfords. He described her as "the apple of their eye."
Hutchins spoke with his parents after hearing about his death and said they were grieving.
"Alexis's mother is literally speechless. All she could do was listen as I tried to comfort and comfort her," Hutchins said. "Alexis's father said, & # 39; If they want to take someone's life they can take mine. They do not have to kill my baby, they will not kill it. & # 39;"
In pain From the heart, the family is grateful for the support from the local community as well as from people across the country, he said.
Shields decided on his family condolences and said he wanted things to be different.
"The case has come to one of the saddest conclusions possible and has been absolutely heartbreaking," the chief said. "To Alexis's family, our hearts go out to you. I'm really sorry we couldn't give you a better ending."
Clark Atlanta President George French Jr. sent a letter to the university family expressing his sympathy. and said additional counselors would be provided.
"Our deepest prayers and thoughts are with his family," French wrote. "Tonight we are in mourning together."
CN Alm's Steve Almasy contributed to this report.