Still No Suspect Identified In Tennessee, Alabama Deaths
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee and Alabama investigators have been working together to identify the suspect in a series of killings that left six people dead in the two states.
The bodies of 22-year-old Chabreya Campbell, her 18-month-old son Rico, and 21-year-old Amber McCaulley were found inside their Fayetteville home on Huntsville Highway Monday.
Campbell was six months pregnant. Her unborn child was also killed.
Just a few hours later, a second crime scene was discovered on nearby Foxwood Drive - and 21-year-old Jessica Brown became the next victim.
Tuesday morning a utility worker found the body of 24-year-old Warren Crutcher in Hazel Green, Alabama. The Huntsville man was previously being sought as a person of interest in the four deaths in Tennessee.
Investigators said Crutcher did not take his own life. They said he was also targeted by a killer.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said investigators were following evidence from the four crime scenes that they hoped would lead to an arrest or allow them to issue an alert to the public for a suspect.
"I can tell you, it is our belief these are not random - any of them. We believe these individuals had some relationship prior to this. It's not just a random spree at this point," she said.
Chief Deputy Chris Stephens with the Madison County Sheriff's Office agreed.
"It's certainly out of character for this region. It's out of character for our town. It's certainly out of character for Lincoln County, Tennessee. That's why I think it's important to us to get out that these are not random spree killings," said Stephens. "We believe there was a singular reason or event that caused these (killings). What that is, we have no idea."
Helm said the investigation has found that one of those who died, Warren Vincent Crutcher, knew the other victims.
Crutcher had former or current relationships with the three women and was believed to have fathered children with at least two of the female victims, but investigators said they did not believe that was the reason the victims were targeted.
"We're still investigating multiple leads. At this point I could not give you a person of interest," said Stephens.
Officials said each of the deaths were being investigates as homicides.