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Several Questioned In Connection With Murders In Tenn., Ala.

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Investigators are interviewing several people in connection with six murders in Tennessee and Alabama, according to sources.

No arrests have been made in the case, but the Lincoln County Sheriff Murray O.
Blackwelder told WHNT that he is very pleased with the progress they made on Wednesday, and will be back early Thursday to get back on the case.

Sources told WHNT that a person of interest is being questioned in connection with the murders, but police have not confirmed that.

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. Her three-year-old son was found inside the home unharmed.

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, where 21-year-old Jessica Brown was found deceased with her two-month-old son alive inside the home.

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, but rather 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.

Helm said the investigation has found that 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.

Officials haven't confirmed a possible sixth victim is connected to these murders; however, family members told WHNT Jeffrey Pope, who was found shot to death in Huntsville Tuesday, knew Crutcher and had possibly seen him earlier in the week.

The TBI is working with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department as well as investigators in Madison County, Alabama to develop leads in the cases.

Funerals have been set for some of the victims. The visitation for Jessica Brown will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home as well, with burial in Booneville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held for Amber McCaulley Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home in Huntsville, Alabama. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church on Cemetery Road in New Market, with interment at Valley View Memorial Gardens.

The family of Warren Crutcher said visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home, with the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Toney, Alabama.

Royal Funeral Home is also handling funeral arrangements for Jeffrey Pope, but they have not yet been finalized.

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