Husband, wife identified as bodies on Kohlhepp land

Officials in Spartanburg County identified two victims on the property of an accused serial killer as a couple from South Carolina.

A husband and wife from Spartanburg were identified as the two bodies unearthed on Todd Kohlhepp's property on Sunday and Monday, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Wednesday afternoon.

Meagan Coxie, 25 of Shalann Drive and her husband, Johnny Coxie, 29, of the same address were believed to have been killed late last year, Clevenger said. Both had gunshot wounds but were clothed, he said. She was shot in the head and he was shot in the torso, Clevenger said. They were identified with the help of extensive tattoos, he said.

They were reported missing in December of last year and both had recently been released from jail, said Lt. Kevin Bobo, spokesman for the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Meagan had asked her mother to bond her out of jail because of she had a job lined up.

The couple had a history of panhandling, Bobo said.

Kohlhepp, 45, is charged with four counts of murder and the kidnapping of an Anderson woman who was rescued from a metal storage container last Thursday by law enforcement agents who were searching the property.

The bodies were found in shallow graves on the 95-acre property of the real estate agent and convicted sex offender after he led investigators to their locations.

The murder charges are related to the 2003 Superbike homicides in Chesnee. Kohlhepp confessed to those shootings on Saturday, said Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright.

A third body found on Kohlhepp's land on Friday was identified as Charles Carver, an Anderson man who was reported missing in September after disappearing in late August along with his girlfriend, Kala Brown. Investigators found Brown "chained like a dog" inside the storage container on the Wofford Road property near Woodruff on Thursday. The container Brown was kept in was removed from the property Wednesday afternoon on a flatbed truck.

Kohlhepp has not been charged in Carver's death.

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