Missing-persons cases reopened; search continues

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina sheriff estimates that deputies have searched a little more than a quarter of the 95 acres where a woman was found chained in a storage container and investigators found a body buried in a shallow grave.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters Friday that his department plans to go back over the 30 to 40 percent of the property again now that they have the proper equipment, and he said investigators will keep searching until they have covered the entire piece of land.

Wright also said that authorities will reopen all of the county’s missing-person cases.

Referring to the body that was found earlier Friday, Wright said his “heart breaks for the families of whoever this person belonged to.”

Coroner Rusty Clevenger says he has no timetable for identifying the body, but that he’ll use the “quickest scientific way.”

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