Married couple's bodies found buried on accused serial killer's South Carolina farm

A newly married couple have been revealed as the latest victims of accused serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

The bodies of Megan and Johnny Coxie were found on Kohlhepp’s South Carolina farmland, riddled with bullet wounds and buried next to the same metal container where kidnap victim Kala Brown had been allegedly kept captive for two months.

The couple were reported missing by Ms Coxie’s mother on December 22 and while police are yet to establish exactly when they were shot dead, Spartanburg coroner Rusty Clavenger said he believed the pair had been buried for at least 11-months.

The bodies of the young married couple were found very close to where Kala Brown was held prisoner in a metal storage container. Photo: Facebook
The bodies of the young married couple were found very close to where Kala Brown was held prisoner in a metal storage container. Photo: Facebook
The couple were identified by their dental records and 'excessive' number of tattoos.
The couple were identified by their dental records and 'excessive' number of tattoos.
Todd Kohlhepp entered the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing in Spartanburg. Photo: AP
Todd Kohlhepp entered the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing in Spartanburg. Photo: AP

“There were some parts of the bodies we were not able to recover. But I really don't want to get into that because there is an open investigation,” Mr Clavenger said.

The accused murderer led police to their shallow graves, where they identified the Coxies by dental records and their "excessive" number of tattoos.

The 25-year-old woman was found with a bullet wound in her head, while her 29-year-old husband had multiple bullet wounds in his torso.

A third victim, 32-year-old Charles Carver was also exhumed from a nearby grave on Kohlhepp's 100-acre Woodruff property.

While police refused to speculate on how the victims came across Kohlhepp or what his alleged motive to murder them was, they did disclose that the married couple had been arrested in the past and known to panhandle on the streets around Spartanburg.

“Both had history of pan handling… in an effort to make money," Spartanburg County Lieutenant Kevin Bobo said.

Authorities dug up Todd Kohlhepp's 100-acre property after he led them to the personal grave sites of bodies on his farmland. Photo: USA Today
Authorities dug up Todd Kohlhepp's 100-acre property after he led them to the personal grave sites of bodies on his farmland. Photo: USA Today
Couple Kala Brown and Charlie Carver went missing in August.
Couple Kala Brown and Charlie Carver went missing in August.

The 45-year-old Kohlhepp recently confessed to murdering four people in 2003 on the condition that he was allowed to see his mother and inform her first. He also requested money be withdrawn from his personal bank account to continue payment of a young woman’s college education.

Brian Lucas, Beverly Guy, Christ Sherbert and Scott Ponder were murdered Chesnee motorcycle shop on November 6, 2003. The case went cold until Kohlhepp's arrest.

Last week's discovery of the three bodies came after Spartanburg County police were tipped off about the potential location of Ms Brown. She was found chained up "like a dog” by her neck and ankle in a metal storage container.

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp has admitted to seven killings since a woman was found on his South Carolina property chained up 'like a dog'. Photo: Yahoo US
Todd Christopher Kohlhepp has admitted to seven killings since a woman was found on his South Carolina property chained up 'like a dog'. Photo: Yahoo US

Meanwhile a source inside the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that authorities are investigating bizarre reviews on Amazon that appear to be connected to Kohlhepp, People reports.

According to the magazine, in May 2014 an Amazon user began writing reviews on various products such as weapon mounts, padlocks, shovels and a tourniquet.

The username listed on the site was “me” however reportedly the account linked to a wish list named “Todd Kohlhepp”.

Most of the comments were reportedly posted in 2014, merely months before the accused serial killer purchase his land in South Carolina.

According to reports on January 14, 2015, the user reportedly reviewed a set of padlocks, saying, “now my locks have locks… place is Hotel California now,” possibly referencing The Eagles’ song (which contains the line “You can check out any time you like/But you can never leave”).

The 'missing' poster for Brown and her boyfriend Charles Carver. Brown is said to have watched as Carver was allegedly murdered by Kohlhepp in front of her. Source: Supplied.
The 'missing' poster for Brown and her boyfriend Charles Carver. Brown is said to have watched as Carver was allegedly murdered by Kohlhepp in front of her. Source: Supplied.

On yet another disturbing review of the padlocks, the reviewer wrote, “solid locks… have 5 on a shipping container... won’t stop them... but sure will slow them down til they are too old to care.”

On a later shovel review reportedly the user wrote, “keep in car for when you have to hide the bodies and you left the full size shovel at home… does not come with a midget, which would have been nice.”

While the Amazon reviews may initially seem like an attempt at poor humour, People reports investigators believe they could be written by Kohlepp.

Kohlhepp showed officers where he claimed to have buried two other victims on his Woodruff property, close to where they found the woman chained inside the container. Photo: AP
Kohlhepp showed officers where he claimed to have buried two other victims on his Woodruff property, close to where they found the woman chained inside the container. Photo: AP


Kohlepp is expected to be charged with Carver’s murder after his body was discovered in a shallow grave on Friday on the rural property.

A coroner's report concluded he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Scott Waldrop, who lives near the property owned by Kohlhepp, talks about knowing him and talking with him on a number of occasions. Photo: AP
Scott Waldrop, who lives near the property owned by Kohlhepp, talks about knowing him and talking with him on a number of occasions. Photo: AP

Scott Waldrop, who's lived next door to the Woodruff property for nearly 22 years, said he thought Kohlhepp was a "serious Doomsday prepper" who liked his privacy, but "he didn't seem like a threat".

He added Kohlhepp paid him to put no trespassing signs, cut trees and do other odd jobs around the property. Kohlhepp also installed deer cameras and put bear traps throughout.

"I just hate to know somebody who's done something like this," he said.

Kohlhepp is a real estate broker, pilot and convicted sex offender.

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