MADISON COUNTY, Ala. & LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – It’s been more than a week since six people and an unborn child were murdered. So far, there have been no arrests in the case. Law enforcement officials are patiently waiting before moving forward with the case.
“Of course, our ultimate goal is always to get justice for the victims who were murdered in Alabama and in Tennessee,” said Kristen Helm, a spokesperson for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. “We’ve been working with Alabama authorities as well.”
Helm says investigators are just trying to make sure they’re crossing their T’s and dotting their I’s in this case.
“You’re working with another state, law enforcement agencies and sharing information and I think that has all gone very, very well and has helped move this investigation in a positive direction, but there is a lot of work that has to be done, especially when you have multiple victims and multiple locations,” said Helm.
Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder tells WHNT News 19 they collected so much evidence at the two crime scenes that it’s taking time to get back results.
That evidence was sent to a crime lab in Nashville, where it’s being analyzed. Madison County authorities also turned over evidence gathered at the scene where the body of Warren Crutcher was found in Hazel Green. That was sent to Nashville as well.
Sheriff Blackwelder says they’re just trying to make sure they’ve got their bases covered before they move forward with the case.
WHNT News 19 is tracking new information in this case daily. When someone is charged in connection with the crimes, count on us to bring you the story on air, online and on social media.