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January 4, 2013

BREAKING: Suspects in custody in Lincoln County, Huntsville slayings

— NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee district attorney said Friday that two suspects in the investigation into the slayings of six people along the Tennessee-Alabama border in October are in custody, but charges have not yet been filed.

District Attorney General Robert Carter told The Associated Press that he has asked the state crime lab to expedite the analysis of crime scene evidence. Carter did not release the names of the suspects, but a press conference is planned for later Friday with the Lincoln County sheriff.

Authorities have said the killings of three women, an 18-month-old boy and two men in four locations along the Tennessee-Alabama state line were not random. Carter said the press conference was called to ease concern that a killer is on the loose and to let the public know that the investigation is continuing.

On Oct. 22, investigators found the bodies of 22-year-old Chabreya Campbell, her 18-month-old son and her friend, 21-year-old Amber McCaulley at a home near Fayetteville in Lincoln County. Hours later, the body of 21-year-old Jessica Brown was found in another home in the same county.

Police wanted to question Warren Vincent Crutcher, but they said he was found dead, the victim of a homicide, in north Alabama the following day. Another man, Jeffrey Pope, was found dead in a Huntsville home, killed by a gunshot wound. Police have said Crutcher knew or had relationships with all the victims.

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