Coroner: Ala. body may be linked to Tenn. slayings

Coroner: Ala. body may be linked to Tenn. slayings


FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Authorities say the slayings of 3 women and a toddler in southern Tennessee and a death just across the border in Alabama may be linked.

Madison County Coroner Craig Whisenant in Alabama said a body found there Tuesday may be that of Warren Vincent Crutcher. Crutcher was wanted for questioning by Lincoln County, Tenn., authorities.

On Monday, Tennessee officials found three women and an 18-month-old boy dead at two different homes in Lincoln County, about 100 miles south of Nashville. The cause of death hasn't been released.

Sheriff Murray Blackwelder said two children survived the attacks and identified 1 of them as Crutcher's 3-year-old son.

Whisenant said authorities haven't positively identified the dead man in Alabama. He wouldn't comment on the cause of death but said it wasn't suicide.

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