Married Couple Found Buried on Suspected Serial Killer's Lot

They were reported missing back in December 2015
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2016 6:44 PM CST
Bodies Found on Suspected Serial Killer's Property ID'd
Investigators with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office and Spartanburg Coroner's Office work the crime scene on property owned by Todd Kohlhepp, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Woodruff, S.C.   (Tim Kimzey/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP)

Two of the bodies found on the property of a South Carolina man were identified Wednesday as a married couple that went missing in December 2015, CBS News reports. Authorities have been searching land belonging to Todd Kohlhepp since a missing woman was found chained on his property last week. The bodies of 25-year-old Meagan McCraw and her husband, 29-year-old Johnny Coxie, were found Sunday and Monday, buried near the storage container where Kala Brown had been chained, according to WYFF. They were apparently killed by gunshots and appear to have been buried for 11 months. The bodies were identified by their tattoos and dental records. McCraw and Coxie, who have an 18-month-old child, disappeared shortly after being released from jail, Greeneville Online reports. McCraw had been charged after heroin was found in her baby's system, and both were wanted on multiple warrants.

Another body found earlier on Kohlhepp's property was identified as Brown's boyfriend. Kohlhepp, a real estate agent and sex offender, has been charged with kidnapping Brown and killing four people at a motorcycle shop in 2003. He has yet to be charged with the murders of Coxie, McCraw, and Brown's boyfriend. Authorities say he's admitted to all seven murders and appears to have known McCraw and Coxie by name. Authorities believe they've found all the bodies buried on Kohlhepp's property. (More Todd Kohlhepp stories.)

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