Todd Kohlepp and the Superbike murders and kidnapping of Kala Brown
UPDATE 11/10/16 – Two buried bodies have been found on the property of Todd Kohlhepp. They belong to Meagan Leigh McCraw-Coxie, 26, and Johnny Joe Coxie, 29. The cause of Meagan’s death is a gunshot wound to the head, while Johnny appears to have died from a gunshot wound to the torso. The couple were known to panhandle near I-26 and had been released from jail in Dec. 2015. Meagan’s mother reported them missing in Dec. 2015.
UPDATE 11/7/16 – Police have found a second body buried on Kohlhepp’s property on Sunday. It will be some time before an identification and name is released.
Todd Kohlhepp, 45, who was arrested this week for abducting a woman and keeping her chained inside a metal container has confessed to murdering seven people on the day of the anniversary of their death.
Kala Brown, 30, and her boyfriend Charles David Carter, 32, went missing from South Carolina in August. Even though they were missing Carter’s Facebook page remained active with comments and photos which the family did not believe was coming from Charles.
On Nov. 3, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrived on Kohlhepp’s property with a search warrant and while they were searching heard a banging noise coming from a large metal shipping container. Inside they found Kala with a chain around her neck. She later told the authorities she witnessed her boyfriend being shot by Kohlhepp. Carver’s body was found later on the property.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. has stated that Kohlhepp has confessed to killing four people at Superbike Motorsports, a motorcycle shop in Chesney on November 6, 2003. Today is the 13th anniversary of the deaths of Scott Ponder, Beverly Guy, Brian Lucas and Chris Sherbet who were all killed in the store.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff Dept. accused Scott Ponder’s wife, Melissa of having to do with his death, after obtaining DNA from the crime scene. See video below.
Kohlhepp let authorities to the site of two more bodies buried on his property, according to Mirror.com.
Arizona show Kohlhepp was accused of kidnapping a teen in 1986. He was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault and agreed to plead guilty to the kidnapping charge in 1987. The sexual assault charge was dismissed but Kohlhepp had to register as a sex offender. He served 15 years in jail and was released in 2001.