The Simpsonville Police Department is in search of John Tufton Blauvelt, the estranged husband of Catherine Ann Blauvelt, after issuing a warrant for his arrest in connection to the stabbing death of his wife, who was found last month in the basement of an abandoned home on Southeast Main Street.
The Simpsonville Police have also issued a warrant for Charles Sidney Scott Jr., who was in custody on unrelated charges at the Greenville County Detention Center at the time his warrant was served.
Scott and John Blauvelt are charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to warrants.
The last known location of John Blauvelt – a 5-foot-6, 185-pound, 28-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes – was the Las Cruces, New Mexico, border checkpoint at 7:52 p.m., Nov. 15. He may be driving a red 2000 GMC Yukon with SC license plate JKY-829.
Catherine Blauvelt, 22, last spoke to a family member around 3 p.m. on Oct. 24, while she was on her way home from her job at PetSmart on Woodruff Road. She was reported missing by her mother on Oct. 25, and she was discovered hours later by friends who checked the house where her body was found because they used to hang out there as children, according to Simpsonville Interim Police Chief Steve Moore.
The property has been vacant for more than 20 years and is difficult to access, Moore said. The house is surrounded by woods.
Catherine Blauvelt’s black 2011 Ford Fiesta was found miles away on White Horse Road, police said.
John Blauvelt has lived in Fountain Inn, Moore said.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Simpsonville Police Department at 864-967-9535 or Greenville County Crime Stopper at 23-CRIME.