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Man linked to 5 murders found dead in Alabama

A man wanted for questioning in five murders in Tennessee was found dead Tuesday across state lines.

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A man suspected of multiple homicides in Tennessee was found dead Tuesday across state lines in Alabama, reports AP.

Madison County, Alabama, Coroner Craig Whisenant told AP that the man was Warren Vincent Crutcher, who was wanted for questioning in the murders of five people. 

Three women and an 18-month-old boy were found dead at two locations in Fayetteville, Tenn. Another victim found Tuesday may also be connected. 

The body of Jessica Brown was found by police Monday night. Her two month old baby survived, reports NBC News. 

At another Fayetteville home, police discovered the bodies of two other women, Amber McCaulley and Chabreya Campbell, as well as Campbell's 18-month-old son, Rico Ragland. Campbell was also several months pregnant.

Another boy, 3-year-old Vincent Crutcher, was found unharmed at the home. The child was reported to be the son of suspect Warren Vincent Crutcher.  

Neighbors told CBS affiliate WSMV that the boy used his mother's cell phone to call family at 6 a.m. 

He dialed Crystal Kelly, who identifies herself as the children's godmother. Kelly said she called authorities after she discovered the bodies at the home. 

A fifth body was also found on Tuesday morning in Huntsville, Ala with bullet wounds to the chest.  Police are investigating whether it is connected to Monday's slayings. 

Crutcher's mother told WSMV that the latest victim, Jeffery Pope, was friends with Crutcher. 

Coroner Whisenant did not give a cause of death for Crutcher but AP reports that he said it did not appear to be a suicide.

His body was found in a wooded area by utility crews. 

The News Courier in Alabama reports that Crutcher had been in trouble with the law previously. He was arrested earlier this month on an indictment from a 2011 assault and burglary case.

His arrest warrant from October 2nd said he was "armed and dangerous". 

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