WOODRUFF, S.C. – Two of the bodies found on the property of Todd Kohlhepp, a South Carolina man suspected in a series of killings, have been identified as Johnny Joe Coxie, 29, and his wife, Meagan Coxie, 25, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Wednesday.
Clevenger said it appeared the two had been shot to death.
Over the weekend, Kohlhepp led investigators to the site of two graves located on his 96-acre property, authorities said.
Kohlhepp was arrested last week on suspicion of keeping a woman in chains on his farm and he allegedly confessed to a series of killings. The first body was found last week.
The discovery is the latest twist in the dizzying case against Todd Kohlhepp. The 45-year-old real estate agent was arrested last week after authorities found a woman chained inside a metal shipping container on his property, screaming for help.
Now Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, faces murder and kidnapping charges. Authorities say he could be connected to at least seven homicides. They’ve found at least three bodies on his 100-acre farm — and they’re also checking other properties he’s owned inside and outside the state, CNN affiliate WSPA reported.
“We’re not going to close the door on anything,” Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told reporters.