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Suspected South Carolina Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Charged With 4 More Murders

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South Carolina authorities have charged 45-year-old realtor Todd Kohlhepp with three more counts of murder, officially linking the suspected serial killer to the deaths of seven people.

Jail and court records accessed by PEOPLE confirm the charges against Kohlhepp, whose arrest earlier this month led to the discoveries of three bodies and an alleged confession to a quadruple homicide that could resolve a 13-year-old cold case.

Kohlhepp has already been charged with four counts of homicide after his alleged confession. After those charges were filed, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told PEOPLE that “more charges are coming soon.”

Kohlhepp was arrested after an allegedly chained-up woman was rescued from a metal shipping container on the approximately 100 acres he owns in Woodruff, South Carolina.

Since then, authorities have combed the Kohlhepp’s expansive property, finding at least three dead bodies.

The rescued woman — 30-year-old Kala Brown — was reported missing in late August, along with her boyfriend, Charlie Carver. Brown told police she watched Kohlhepp fatally shoot Carver; his body was found in a shallow grave on Kohlhepp’s land.

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Later, Kohlhepp allegedly led investigators to the grave sites of a missing couple, later identified as Meagan Coxie, 25, and Johnny Coxie, 29.

On Monday evening, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office formally filed three additional counts of murder, charging Kohlhepp with killing Carver and the Coxies.

Kohlhepp was also charged Monday with unlawful weapons possession and with kidnapping Carver and the Coxies.

Kohlhepp is being held without bond and has not yet entered a plea. It is still unclear who his attorney is.

The successful real estate agent — who spent 15 years behind bars for raping a 14-year-old at gunpoint as a teen — was already being held on four counts of murder after his alleged confession to the 2003 quadruple homicide inside a motorcycle shop outside Chesnee.