A body found on a rural road in
just south of the Tennessee state line is that
of the man police have sought in an investigation of five deaths in Lincoln County, TN, and . Huntsville, AL
Warren Vincent Crutcher, 24, who was wanted for questioning by
authorities, was found dead Tuesday in the Hazel Green area of , and the Madison County (AL)
corner, Craig Whisenant, said the cause of Crutcher's death appears to be
homicide. Madison County
A fifth body that was found Tuesday morning in
Huntsville, AL, is being
investigated in connection with four homicides in Lincoln County, TN.
The victim was identified as Jeffrey Pope, who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, reported WAFF.
WAFF reported that Crutcher's mother said Pope and Warren Vincent Crutcher were friends.
Police told WAFF three men, dressed in black, were seen running from the house right after the shooting. K-9 units were brought in to look for the men overnight, but police did not find them.
The investigation first began when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation responded to a home on
Highway in , on Monday. They found
Chabreya Campbell, 22, and her 18-month-old son, Rico Ragland, dead at the
Also, investigators found Amber McCaulley, 21, of
deceased at the residence. The victims
have been taken to the Medical Examiner's office for autopsy to determine cause
of death. Huntsville, AL
Neighbors said Vincent began randomly calling people on his mother's cell phone about 6 a.m.
Crystal Kelly, who was identified as the children's godmother, said when she got the call, she went to the house and discovered the victims. Kelly said she called authorities.
Authorities are not saying how the victims were killed.
The Huntsville Newswire website reported in March 2011 that Crutcher was arrested after assaulting
and taking the couple's child.
The TBI believes Crutcher was the father of two of the children found alive in the killing spree. Investigators don't believe he was Rico's father.
A fourth person, identified as Jessica Brown, 21, was found dead in her home Monday night located at a home on Fox Wood Drive in Fayetteville. Her 2-month-old son was found in the home unharmed.
Authorities had been searching for Warren Vincent Crutcher for questioning in the slayings.