Law enforcement scaled back their search efforts on the rural fenced-in Wofford Road property Tuesday morning, but they remained on the site with some trailers and equipment for Day Six of an investigation that has captured international attention and still has many unanswered questions.
Three bodies have been found on the 96 acres of land belonging to Moore real estate agent Todd Kohlhepp, a series of discoveries after the rescue of a missing Anderson woman on Thursday.
“It’s indefinite how long we may hold that crime scene,” said Lt. Kevin Bobo, a spokesman with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Bobo said Kohlhepp has been cooperative since he’s been in custody. Sheriff Chuck Wright said Monday he’s been forthcoming with information but would not disclose whether Kohlhepp is tied to other cases.
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“There’s no rush," Bobo said. "He’s not going anywhere, and while he’s being cooperative, we don’t want to do anything to damage that."
Authorities were led to the site where they found the woman, 30, chained up inside a locked container Thursday. Later, they found the body of her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, who had also been reported missing out of Anderson.
Kohlhepp, 45, was arrested Thursday and by Saturday authorities say he confessed to being responsible for the 2003 Superbike Motorsports quadruple homicide in Chesnee that left Scott Ponder, Brian Lucas, Beverly Guy and Chris Sherbert dead.
Kohlhepp has been charged with kidnapping and also four counts of murder in connection to Superbike. He has not been charged with any other killings as of Tuesday.
Authorities have said Kohlhep plans to represent himself in court.
After his arrest, Kohlhepp told investigators they would find two more gravesites on the property. Human remains were discovered in each and are in the process of being identified.
Bobo and Coroner Rusty Clevenger told media outlets Monday night that they do not believe there are any more bodies on the property.
Bobo said he believes most of the property has been searched as of Tuesday, but deputies are still on scene to make sure everything has been looked over.
By Tuesday morning, handwritten signs and flowers had been hung on the chain-link fence surrounding the property.
"God bless the police officers who helped find my brother David Carver," one sign stated.
A Fuddruckers food truck arrived on the scene mid-morning and handed food to a Sheriff's Office chaplain, who took it back into the property so those working could eat.