Body found in Alabama linked to five deaths
Huntsville, AL, United States (4E) – The body of a black man discovered Tuesday morning in Hazel Green, Alabama has been identified by authorities as the person wanted for questioning in the murder of five people in Tennessee.
The Madison County coroner and sheriff’s department, who are on the scene, confirmed it was 24-year-old Warren Vincent Crutcher and declared that the crime scene is connected to three other crime scenes where five other people were killed.
Police has been looking for Crutcher for his link to the death of three women and a child who were found Monday near Fayetteville, and the murder of Jeffrey Pope in Huntsville early Tuesday morning.
Pope, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest, was a friend of Crutcher.
On Monday night, police discovered the body of Jessica Brown at her home in Fayetteville, her two-month-old son was unharmed.
Hours before that, Amber McCaulley, Chabreya Campbell and Campbell’s 18-month-old son, Rico Ragland were found dead at another Fayetteville home. Campbell was several months pregnant. Another boy who was home, three-year-old Vincent Crutcher, was not harmed. Campbell and McCaulley were high school friends.
It was the uninjured three-year-old child’s call for help to a family friend, that prompted authorities to investigate.
Police did not release the cause of death of the Fayetteville victims.
It was reported that Crutcher has been arrested in March 2011 after assaulting Campbell and taking their child. It was not stated whether Vincent Crutcher was the child taken.
Officials also believe that Crutcher is the father of the two unharmed boys.
The coroner confirmed that suicide was not the possible cause of Crutcher’s death.