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Serial Killer Claims More Bodies Buried Near Interstate

Search failed to uncover more Todd Kohlhepp victims
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2018 1:00 AM CDT
This photo provided by South Carolina state police shows Todd Kohlhepp.   (South Carolina state via AP, File)
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(Newser) – One of South Carolina's most notorious serial killers claims to have buried two more bodies near an interstate—but a full day of searching Wednesday failed to find any remains. Police using cadaver dogs searched an area near Interstate 26 in southern Spartanburg County without success after receiving information from a production company making a documentary on Todd Kohlhepp, who is already serving life for seven murders, CBS News reports. Sheriff Chuck Wright said there would be no more searching without new information.

"At present, there aren't any plans to go back to the site tomorrow, and that lead will be suspended until Kohlhepp decides to share more detailed information that can be verified," he told WYFF4, adding that while he doesn't want to give Kohlhepp more attention, it is his duty to families of potential victims to investigate. "This will be the last time this happens until he gives me some specifics that I can corroborate, because I don't want it to be one of those things—he wants to stay relevant," he said. (Kohlhepp has previously said he won't disclose how many people he killed.)

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