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October 24, 2012
Investigators are still trying to solve a mystery that has left six people dead in two different states.
The bodies have been discovered at four different crime scenes in Lincoln County Tennessee and Northern Alabama.
The main person of interest in the case, is also one of the victims.
People living near the Tennessee-Alabama border have watched the crime scenes multiply this week.
"It's hard to hear. You don't expect anything like that to happen in your own neighborhood," says neighbor Kristen Hamilton.
Kristen Hamilton lives across the street from the house where Jessica Brown was murdered.
It's the same home where Warren Crutcher, the person of interest in the case, had lived.
"I've seen him cut the neighbor's grass for free more than once. They seemed like nice people, just kept to themselves a lot," says Hamilton.
Authorities say Crutcher also had relationships with two other women, Amber McCaulley and Chabreya Campbell, who were found dead inside a home on Huntsville Highway.
Campbell's 18 old month old son, Rico Ragland, was also killed.
Another man, who also knew Crutcher, Jeffrey Pope, was shot to death in Huntsville, Alabama.
But it's another crime scene that has flipped the investigation on its head. It's a field on BH Reeves Road, where Warren Crutcher's body was found. He too was murdered.
With the main person of interest in this case now dead, investigators in Alabama and Tennessee have a mystery to solve.
"There's a myriad of possibilities here," says Kristin Helm with the TBI.
Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation say it's still possible Warren Crutcher could be involved in the killings, because he knew, and in some cases, had close relationships with the victims.
"All of that leads us to believe that he either had information or was there, or had some involvement. The extent of that we don't know. If he was alone we don't know yet," says Helm.
New reports indicate another man, Henry Burrell, is being held on a probation violation, and is being questioned about the murders, but he has not been charged in the murder case.
The mystery continues. Detectives are trying to solve a puzzle with so many pieces.
Tennessee investigators are working closely with Alabama detectives to solve this case.
We're told several people are being interviewed, and evidence is being analyzed.
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Thursday, October 25 2012, 01:15 AM CDT
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