Teen Cousins Arrested and Charged with Capital Murder in Fosters Double Homicide
The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit has arrested two teenage cousins in connection with the double homicide of two men found in the Fosters community Sunday morning.
Captain Jack Kennedy, commander of the Tuscaloosa VCU, said in a Monday morning press conference the two incidents appeared to be related and the VCU was still in the beginning stages of the investigation, but two suspects have been arrested and police do not believe there is any remaining threat to the public.
"The [victims] were both, for a lack of a better word, discarded by these subjects in a rapid fashion after the murders," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said the driver who struck the body was cooperative in the case and was ruled out from any wrongdoing in the case.
Kennedy said the unit worked most of Sunday to identify the victims, who were identified as Justin Michael Whitfield and Destin Rashard Holley, both 23 of the Montgomery area. Kennedy said it is believed the victims were acquaintances.
Kennedy said it was quickly learned that a vehicle belonging to one of the victims had been located in the area of Hayneville, AL in Lowndes County and contained evidence of the homicides.
VCU investigators went to Lowndes County where they worked alongside several law enforcement agencies, including the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Hayneville Police Department, Fort Deposit Police Department, Alabama Department of Corrections and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, to continue with the investigation before developing two suspects in the incident, who were located in Lowndes County.
Kennedy said after working through Sunday night, conducting interviews and evaluating the evidence collected, investigators arrested and charged Keondre Jazel McCall and Mance Quinnell McCall, Jr., both 19 years old, with capital murder in the case.
The two men were identified as cousins and were also from the Montgomery and Lowndes County area, according to Kennedy.
The McCall cousins were transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where they will remain with no bond.
Kennedy said because the victims and suspects were all from outside of Tuscaloosa County and there are no longer any suspects at large, there is no reason to believe there is any remaining threat or danger to the Fosters community.
Kennedy said the investigation remains open as they work to piece together the remaining details and thanked every agency and investigator who assisted with bringing the suspects into custody quickly.
"The hard work of the investigators, forensic crime analysts, crimes scene technicians and other personnel in the Violent Crimes Unit cannot be understated in this case," Kennedy said. "The quick identification of the victims and then arrest of these dangerous suspects is due to the level of experience, ability to work together and share resources, and above all: a 'never quit' attitude. Every person in the unit worked together to bring this case to a resolution."
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