A Clark Atlanta University student who disappeared from her home nine days ago has been found dead, according local Atlanta station Channel 2 Action News.
Atlanta investigators released surveillance photos of Alexis Crawford, 21, Tuesday that depicted her the night she disappeared.
In the photos, she was shown inside a liquor store at 595 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd in southwest Atlanta with a pink sweatshirt on.
Police said the photos are the most recent images of Crawford, and show her in the clothing she was last known to be wearing.
Since her vanishing, the woman’s family and friends had been desperate to find her, with her disappearance prompting the hashtag #LETSFINDLEX.
Volunteers also gathered Tuesday to search an overgrown area across the street from her off-campus apartment.
Activist and spokesman for the family Rev. Markel Hutchins said at a press conference Monday Crawford had “recently experienced some things that no young woman should never have to experience.”
He did not elaborate, but said the HBCU student went missing under what her family described as a “difficult set of circumstances.”
Police spoke with Crawford’s relatives, as well as a roommate who reported last seeing the young woman in their apartment around 12:30 a.m. before Halloween. The pair had gone on a liquor store run that night, but the roommate said when she woke up for class the next morning Crawford was gone.
The front door was locked, and Crawford’s phone, ID and debit card were missing from the apartment, authorities said.