Authorities: 3rd body found on South Carolina man’s property

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP/WHDH) — Investigators discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who is now linked to seven deaths and the kidnapping of a woman who was found chained inside a storage container, authorities said Monday.

Todd Kohlhepp, 45, became a suspect after the woman was found Thursday chained by her neck and ankle in a metal storage container on his 95-acre property near rural Woodruff.

The body of her boyfriend was found a day later. The couple had been missing for about two months.

The other remains were found near one another Sunday and Monday, and authorities are not sure who they are. Investigators were expected back at the property on Tuesday, but Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said he didn’t think there were any more bodies.

Kohlhepp said he will not work with a lawyer and will represent himself. He allegedly admitted to killing four people in 2003 and became a suspect in at least seven deaths after the missing woman was found chained inside the storage container on his property last week.

Police are now searching other properties that Kohlhepp owns and places he used to live.

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