Cops: SC Man Suspected of Chaining Woman Admits 7 Killings

Todd Kohlhepp admits quadruple murder from 2003, may be a serial killer
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2016 6:54 AM CST
Cops: SC Man Suspected of Chaining Woman Admits 7 Killings
Todd Kohlhepp, who was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC.   (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)

The horror in South Carolina, where authorities last week rescued a woman chained to a storage container before finding the body of her boyfriend, is only deepening. Suspect Todd Kohlhepp has now admitted to killing at least seven people over the course of a decade, reports WLTX, including an unsolved shooting rampage at a motorcycle shop that killed four 13 years to the day ago on Sunday. "God answered our prayers. If it wasn't for Him answering our prayers and Todd talking to us, I don't know that we'd ever solve that case," said local sheriff Chuck Wright, via the AP. "He told us some stuff that nobody else ought to know."

Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, was spotted on Saturday leading authorities around his rural 95-acre property near Woodruff; he apparently showed cops the locations of two bodies he'd buried there. Law enforcement is continuing to search the property, says Wright, who adds, "this is one of the biggest crime scenes I've been involved in." Says the widow of one of the victims of the motorcycle shop shooting: "It isn't closure, but it is an answer. And I am thankful for that." (More Todd Kohlhepp stories.)

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