Suspect captured after 2 bodies found on Spartanburg Co. property

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The man wanted for murder in connection with two bodies found buried on a property in Spartanburg County has been taken into custody.

39-year-old Jonathan Galligan, also known as “Stretch,” was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center around 1:00pm Saturday, according to jail records.

Galligan is charged with Murder and Accessory After the Fact of a Felony, according to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Deputies and the Spartanburg County Coroner responded to a home in the 100 block of Williams Street Friday afternoon where two bodies were found buried on the property.

According to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger, cadaver dogs led them to the two adult bodies that were buried near each other in about 18-inch graves located in the backyard of the home on Williams Street.

Clevenger said it appears that the bodies have been on the property less than a year or two.

The coroner’s office identified one of the victims as 27-year-old Christin Renee Bunner of Spartanburg.

According to a missing persons poster from March 2, Bunner had been missing since December 2018.

The second victim has been identified as 40-year-old Melissa Fairlee Rhymer of Mountville, South Carolina.

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