After woman found chained “like a dog,” property owner becomes suspect of decade-long crime spree

Todd Kohlhepp is escorted into a Spartanburg County magistrate courtroom, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Spartanburg, S.C.. Kohlhepp, a 45-year-old registered sex offender with a previous kidnapping conviction, appeared at a bond hearing Friday on a kidnapping charge in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, S.C. More charges will be filed later, the prosecutor told the court. (Tim Kimzey/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP)
Todd Kohlhepp is escorted into a Spartanburg County magistrate courtroom, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Spartanburg, S.C.. Kohlhepp, a 45-year-old registered sex offender with a previous kidnapping conviction, appeared at a bond hearing Friday on a kidnapping charge in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, S.C. More charges will be filed later, the prosecutor told the court. (Tim Kimzey/The Spartanburg Herald-Journal via AP)

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) – Investigators are continuing to comb for human remains and other clues on the South Carolina property of a man accused of a grisly crime spree stretching more than a decade.

Todd Kohlhepp became a suspect in at least seven deaths after a woman was found Thursday chained in a metal storage container on his 95-acre property near Woodruff.

Authorities say his arrest led to a confession in a notorious quadruple slaying at a motorcycle shop from 2003. He was denied bond Sunday on four murder charges for those deaths.

He’s also charged with kidnapping the woman. More charges are expected. A body found Friday has been identified as the woman’s boyfriend.

Kohlhepp showed officers Saturday what he says are two more gravesites. Human remains were found Sunday in one of them.

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