Family, friends gather at tearful prayer vigil for missing Clark Atlanta student

ATLANTA — It has been one week since a missing Clark Atlanta student disappeared and her family is still searching for answers.

Family members of Alexis Crawford, 21, gathered outside her apartment near campus Wednesday night for a tearful vigil. Crawford vanished near her apartment on Oct. 30.

"Hold on to your kids, love them, talk to them," her father Bobby Wright said.


Police released more surveillance photos Tuesday of Crawford inside a southwest Atlanta business off Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. Investigators believe that is the last place she was seen.

At the vigil, those who love Crawford described her as bright and loving. They prayed for answers and for her safe return. They also fear that someone is responsible for her disappearance.

Crawford's parents said when they call her phone, it goes straight to voicemail. They said Crawford would never go days without talking to her family and friends.

"Someone, somewhere knows exactly what happened," said Rev. Markel Hutchins. "God I pray that every person that sees this tonight who had anything to do with Alexis, that you would arrest them so God, that their mind won't be right until they come forward."

Anyone with information on Crawford is urged to call Atlanta investigators.