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Two Suspects In Custody In Lincoln Co. Murders

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – A Tennessee district attorney said two suspects in the deaths of six people along the Tennessee-Alabama border last October are in custody, but charges have not yet been filed.

District Attorney General Robert Carter as well as Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder discussed the case for the first time in weeks in a press conference Friday at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.  Sheriff Blackwelder said he wants the public to know even though there has been no public comment from investigators, this case is still a top priority.

"We have not done anything other than work on this case since it happened," said Sheriff Blackwelder. "We are not going to quit until we have this thing resolved completely."

Sheriff Blackwelder would not discuss specifics of the two people in custody, but said they were friends and acquaintances.

Blackwelder said Friday that the individuals, who were not named, have been custody since October on unrelated charges. They remain in the Madison County jail in Alabama.

Deputies found the bodies of 22-year-old Chabreya Campbell, her 18 month old son, and 21-year-old Amber McCaulley, inside a house on Huntsville Highway on October 22, 2012. Campbell was about six months pregnant at the time of her murder; her unborn child was killed as well.

A few hours later, the body of 21-year-old Jessica Brown was found nearby at her home in Fayetteville.

Investigators started looking for 24-year-old Warren Vincent Crutcher as a person of interest in the case, but he was found dead the following day. A utility worker found his body dumped in some woods in Hazel Green, Alabama, just across the state line.

A sixth victim, identified as Jeffrey Pope, was found dead the same day in his Huntsville, Alabama, home.

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.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, as well as the TBI have all assisted in the investigation.

Sheriff Blackwelder said all parties continue to work on the case, and are asking for the community's patience.  He said he expects to eventually charge the individuals in custody in connection to the case.

"We feel confident we are on the right track."

District Attorney General Robert Carter said they are waiting on evidence analysis from the state crime lab.

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(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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