Police in South Carolina have found another body at the sprawling 95-acre site where a woman was discovered “chained like a dog” and locked in a storage shed last week. The human remains were uncovered in one of the two places that suspect Todd Kohlhepp had pointed to as gravesites.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright has said investigators are “not even close” on identifying the victim or the cause of death. This is the second body to be discovered on Kohlhepp’s property since the woman, who had been missing since late August, was brought to safety by detectives.
The first body was that of the woman’s boyfriend, Charles Carver, and he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Earlier on Sunday, Kohlhepp had appeared in court charged with the murders of four other people at a motorcycle garage in 2003. The 45-year-old, who is a registered sex offender, had confessed to the massacre hours after the woman was discovered at his rural property.
Investigators say Kohlhepp has given them information about the cold case that only the killer would know. Police have warned they may make more disturbing discoveries as they trace Kohlhepp’s steps since his release from an Arizonan prison in 2001. As a teenager, he was convicted of raping a 14-year-old neighbour at gunpoint and threatening to kill her siblings if she called police.