The family of Alexis Crawford, 21, a senior at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta is pleading for her safe return home, 11Alive reports.
Crawford, one of ten children, was last seen by her family on Wed., Oct. 30 when she spoke with her mother and sisters via FaceTime. Tammy Crawford, Alexandria’s mother, said her daughter seemed to be in good spirits and laughing when they spoke, according to ABC News.
During that last call on Wednesday, Crawford asked for money, which her father Bobby Wright sent to her. Her family reported her missing on Friday after she failed to show up for class or work.
“Baby, I love you, baby,” a distraught Wright said during a news conference Monday at Atlanta police headquarters. “Just come home, baby. Just come home.”
According to Crawford’s family, no matter how busy she was, at least one person in their close-knit family talked to her every day.
“I just want you to come home and be safe,” Alexandria Crawford, Alexis’ sister told 11Alive reporters on Monday. “I hope God is walking with you and please prevent any evil that comes her way, and we’re here for you.”
“I love you Alexis,” she continued. “I miss you.”
Derrick Carter, Crawford’s brother, asked for the city of Atlanta’s help. “I just want to say to the city of Atlanta: Can you just please help me find my baby sister? And Alexis, we love you. If you’re out there, you’re looking at this, give us a call. We’re right here with you, OK?”
Timeline Of Events
Alexandria Crawford told police that she texted her sister around 8:45 p.m Wednesday night and asked her what she was doing for the weekend, AJC.com reports. “Nothing,” Alexis responded, and, according to the police report, she did not respond to any text messages after that.
She did, however, share a post on Instagram at around 9:03 p.m, and responded to an Instagram group message with laughing emojis at around 9:24 p.m, according to 11Alive.
Crawford lives in an off-campus apartment with a roommate, who said that she took her to the liquor store at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. According to the roommate, Crawford was in the apartment when she went to bed that night at around 12:30 a.m.
Later that morning, Crawford was gone and the door was locked, the roommate, who has not been identified, told authorities. Her phone, identification card, and debit card were also gone, but her cellphone charger and a key to the apartment were left behind.
“Alexis is somebody that this family loves and cares for very much and they are praying for her return,” Rev. Markel Hutchins, an activist in the community who spoke on the family’s behalf at Monday’s press conference, said. “We are here to ask the people of Atlanta to come forward with help.”
Crawford is described as being between 5’3 and 5’5 inches tall and between 140 and 150 pounds. She has black hair, dark brown eyes, and a mole beneath her right eye. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt or hoodie and a cheetah print headscarf.
According to AJC.com, “Anyone with information on Crawford’s whereabouts is asked to call Atlanta police Detectives T. Fantauzzi or J. Golphin at 404-526-4235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.”