Remains of 2nd person found in horrific kidnapping, murder case

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WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP)  The man arrested after a woman was found chained on his property in rural South Carolina has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s website on Sunday says Todd Kohlhepp faces four counts of murder and a single kidnapping charge. A bond hearing has been set.

Sheriff Chuck Wright says Kohlhepp confessed Saturday that he was the shooter who killed four people at a motorcycle shop in 2003. Wright says Kohlhepp also showed law enforcement officers Saturday the gravesites of two of his other victims buried on his 95-acre property near Woodruff.

That’s in addition to the body found Friday at the site. Wright and Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified that victim as 32-year-old Charles Carver, the boyfriend of the woman found in a locked metal container Thursday.

Wright says “God answered our prayers” in solving the 13-year-old cold case.

The sheriff says it’s possible more bodies will be uncovered.

Authorities have found another body buried at the rural South Carolina property where a woman was found chained in a metal container.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said Sunday human remains have been uncovered in one of the two places that Todd Kohlhepp pointed to as gravesites. Wright says “we’re not even close” on identifying the remains or cause of death.

The exhumation of those remains and search for others will continue Monday at the 95-acre property near Woodruff.

Wright says Kohlhepp has not said who is buried in the gravesites he showed officers Saturday.

A body found on the site Friday has been identified as the boyfriend of the woman found a day earlier. Kohlhepp has confessed to gunning down four people at a motorcycle shop in Chesnee in 2003.

Wright says the investigation is extending to other properties Kohlhepp currently or used to own. Those properties are not limited to South Carolina.

He says the FBI and Homeland Security are involved.

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