SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – The son of Superbike victim Scott Ponder responded to the community after news that the Superbike murderer had been found.
The unsolved crime from 2003 that took the lives of four people, commonly known as the “Superbike Murders,” reopened on Saturday after a completely separate investigation took an unexpected turn.
In a video, Scotty’s mom asks him how he’s holding up after hearing the news, to which he responds, “I’m good and it’s awesome that they found the killer.”
The killer Ponder is talking about is 45-year-old Todd Kehlhopp.
Kehlhopp was arrested for kidnapping after missing woman, Kala Brown, was found chained in a storage container on his property in Woodruff.
The body of her missing boyfriend, Charles Carver, was found on the property shortly after, in a shallow grave.
After a few days of investigating the kidnapping incident, Sheriff Chuck Wright announced that Kehlhopp had admitted to another crime.
According to Sheriff Wright, Kehlhopp confessed to committing the four murders of the Superbike case.
Kehlhopp also told deputies on Saturday that there were two more graves on his property.
Deputies found one body in the location that Kehlhopp showed them on Sunday.
Sunday also marked the 13th anniversary of the Superbike murders.
The people affected by the Superbike murders have gained some closure, now knowing who was responsible for the death of their loved ones.
In his response video, Scotty says, “I love the people out in South Carolina. They’re our family.”
Scotty is related to two of the four Superbike murder victims.
He is the son of Scott Ponder and the grandson of Beverly Guy, both fatally shot by Kohlhepp.
Scotty’s mom, Melissa, was pregnant with him when the incident happened.
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