WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) – A coroner says two bodies that were found on the property of a South Carolina man linked to five other deaths were a couple who had been buried there for about a year.
Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Wednesday that one of the victims was a 25-year-old woman who appears to have died from a gunshot wound to the head and the other was her husband, a 29-year-old man who had a gunshot wound to his torso.
Last week, authorities searching the rural property found a woman alive and chained in a storage container. Investigators say they later found the woman’s boyfriend in a shallow grave.
Authorities say the property owner, Todd Kohlhepp, also has confessed to a quadruple killing at a motorcycle shop in 2003, linking him to seven deaths in all.