Authorities said Tuesday afternoon a body found in Northern Madison County is Warren Vincent Crutcher, who was wanted as person of interest in connection with four murders Monday in Lincoln County, Tenn.
A Huntsville Utilities crew found the body around 8:15 a.m. about 25 feet off of B.H. Reeves Road, near the Alabama-Tennessee state line. Sources say the body was covered with debris.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department were looking for Crutcher in connection with four bodies found at two different crime scenes. Authorities are still calling him a person of interest in those murders, but they are also investigating his death as a homicide. They would not say how Crutcher died or what the motive may have been.
Chabreya Campbell, 22, her 18-month old son Rico Ragland and Amber McCaulley, 21, Huntsville, were found dead in a home on Huntsville Highway just north of the Alabama state line Monday. Campbell is believed to be six months pregnant. Campbell's 3-year-old son, Vincent Crutcher, was found unharmed in the home after he called for help on a cell phone.
At a second crime scene on Fox Wood Drive, a couple of miles from the first crime scene, Jessica Brown, 21, was found dead in her home. Her two-month-old son was found in the home unharmed.
Authorities said there is a common thread connecting all of the victims, and they don't believe the killings were random. They said they may be looking for multiple suspects.
Authorities also said they do not believe a shooting that killed one person on Ortega Circle in Huntsville early Tuesday morning is connected to the five deaths.