Police have unearthed a second body from the farmland of alleged serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.
The grim discovery was made Sunday, one day after the kidnap and murder suspect led officers to the spots where he said two victims were buried.
The hunt was going on tonight for other bodies. One has been identified as Charlie Carver’s whose girlfriend Kala Brown is thought to have been held captive in a container by Kohlhepp for two months.
County sheriff Chuck Wright said of the second body: ‘We can’t tell anything about the cause of death, gender or how long or any of that stuff.’
The body is thought to be one of the two Kohlhepp mentioned when investigators took him back to his property Saturday, the Greenville News reported.
Authorities were in the process of recovering the remains on Sunday evening.
Detectives have expanded their search perimeter beyond Kohlhepp’s 100-acre farmland in Woodruff and are now looking at other properties linked to him.
The search extends beyond South Carolina, Wright said, although he declined to say where investigators were looking.
Homeland Security and the FBI have gotten involved in the search.
Experts meticulously dug into the ground to recover the second body while preserving as much evidence as possible, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said.
Kohlhepp has already been charged with four gun murders dating back to 2003 and Kidnapping Brown. He might be connected to seven deaths in total, according to Wright.
Scott Ponder, his mother Beverly Guy, service manager Brian Lucas, and mechanic Chris Sherbert were found fatally shot at the Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, South Carolina, on November 6, 2003.
The case stunned the community and baffled police for more than a decade.
Rumors swirled that the slaying was committed by a Mexican drug gang or the victims were part of a love triangle, crushing the victims’ loved ones.