Bodies found on Kohlhepp property identified as Spartanburg County couple

Frances Bradley, whose home adjoins the Todd Kohlhepp property, prays at the fence between theirs and Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Kohlhepp, accused of holding a woman chained inside a storage container, was due in court for a bond hearing Sunday after investigators say he confessed to an unsolved quadruple murder that happened 13 years ago. He's also charged with the woman's kidnapping, and prosecutors say more charges are expected. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- The two bodies found on Todd Kohlhepp’s property Sunday and Monday have been identified as Johnny and Meagan Coxie, a Spartanburg County couple, Coroner Charles Clevenger announced Wednesday.

He says the two had extensive tattoos which helped in the identifying process.

Clevenger says the preliminary cause of death for Johnny Coxie is a gunshot wound to the torso while the preliminary cause of death for Meagan Coxie is a gunshot wound to the head.

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According to investigators, Meagan Coxie was reported missing December 22, 2015 by her mother. The couple’s connection to Kohlhepp is unknown.

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Last week, authorities searching the rural property found a woman alive and chained in a storage container. Investigators say they later found the woman's boyfriend in a shallow grave.

Todd Kohlhepp is charged in four deaths and will face more charges. Sheriff Wright has said previously that Kohlhepp is linked to the deaths of at least seven people.

Authorities say the property owner, Todd Kohlhepp, also has confessed to a quadruple killing at a motorcycle shop in 2003, linking him to seven deaths in all.

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