Superbike Murders 10th Anniversary
10 years ago today, four people were brutally murdered at "Superbike Motorsports" in Spartanburg County.
Those crimes remain unsolved, but detectives with the sheriff's office are on a renewed effort to find the killer. Investigators now think a disgruntled customer could be responsible for the crimes.
"When somebody walks into a business and eliminates that business, and any hopes that it would ever continue on, you'd have to arrive at the fact that it was [a crime] against the business," says Investigator Allan Wood of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.
Last year, he released a new composite sketch of a man detectives believe could be responsible for the murder. They also created a poster of that sketch with some possible suspect vehicles and pictures of the victims. This summer, working with state and federal law enforcement, they compiled a list of customers of Superbike Motorsports from a year or two before the murders, and sent that poster to media outlets in those cities.
Investigators believe that robbery was not a motive for the crime, because cash was left in the drawers of the business.
"The nature of this crime, like a lot of murders was very brutal. The person who did this certainly wanted each and every individual in that shop to be dead. And they went to pretty good lengths to make sure that happened," says Wood.