Suspect arrested after leading police to body

By Mehgaan Jones


Clayton County Police made an arrest, Thursday, on charges of murder, aggravated assault, and concealing the death of another, after a suspect allegedly led authorities to a body, in Jonesboro.

According to Officer Otis Willis, III, a Clayton County police spokesman, police were given information that led them to the body of a female, who is believed to be Janell Crystal Aaron, 20, of Jonesboro.

"She has been missing since July, and we believe it to be her body," said Willis, at a press conference held at police headquarters.

The suspect, Errol Alexis Moore, Jr., 19, provided police with the location of the body, officials said.

Details regarding any possible weapon used, the manner of death, and the location where the victim was found were not released by police, as of Thursday night.

In August, following Aaron's disappearance in July, Willis told the Clayton News Daily that Moore is the father of Aaron's 5-month-old daughter.

Moore was reportedly the last person to see Aaron, prior to her disappearance. Willis said Moore arrived at Aaron's residence, in the 1600 block of Dayna Drive, in Riverdale, on July 15, to pick up the couple's baby. "The child was left with him," he added.

Willis said Moore told police that Aaron had planned to go to a job interview.

Thursday, police did not say whether Moore turned himself in, or whether police arrested him after pursuing him.

No information was available Thursday night on whether Moore confessed to murder.

"There is a process, done by the GBI, to identify the body," said Willis. He added that he could not say when the body would be positively identified. Willis said that Moore, who is from the U.S. Virgin Islands, was transported to the Clayton County Jail, on Thursday night.