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Spartanburg Co. deputies look outside SC for suspects in Superbike killings

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The victims of the 2003 Superbike Motorsports killings, from left to right: Beverly Guy, Chris Sherbert, Brian Lucas and Scott Ponder. (File/FOX Carolina) The victims of the 2003 Superbike Motorsports killings, from left to right: Beverly Guy, Chris Sherbert, Brian Lucas and Scott Ponder. (File/FOX Carolina)
CHESNEE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Investigators in Spartanburg County are making another push to close an unsolved quadruple homicide case as the 10th anniversary of the brutal crime looms.

Deputies said the killings happened inside Superbike Motorsports on Parris Bridge Road in Chesnee on Nov. 6, 2003.

Deputies said the owner of the shop, Scott Ponder, and his mother, Beverly Guy, were gunned down inside the business. Brian Lucas, the shop foreman, and mechanic Chris Sherbert were also shot and killed.

Deputies said they are now considering that the killer may not be from the area. Deputies said the shop sold motorcycles to hundreds of people in several states as far north as Maryland and as far west as Arkansas.

"We know a lot of motorcycles were shipped by truck to parts of the country where people bought them over the Internet," said Sgt. Allan Wood with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. "So, perhaps it was somebody that had done business over the internet and never met face to face."

Wood said deputies have compiled a list of every customer in every state, and he's sending letters out to newspaper editors in each and every one of those states and counties where customers lived, asking them to run a story on the case.

Wood said the Associated Press is working a story about the upcoming anniversary of the crimes, and he wants newspaper editors who have received his letters to pick up the story and run it in their newspapers.

Wood believes revenge was the motivation behind the murders and believes the killer would have spoken to someone about the crimes, either before or after the murders.

"People don't just decide to go one day and kill somebody," Wood said. "They're telling a friend, I'm going to get so and so, I'm going to do so and so. Then afterwards, they might react that perhaps [the victims] got what they deserved."

Wood said that if the killer talked about the murders, the person he or she spoke to might not have been aware the murders actually occurred.

"If you lived two or three states away and you're talking to your co-workers and friends about getting ripped off on a motorcycle shop, they might not ever hear about what happened at super bike, so they might not be able to put two things together."

Wood said he hopes the article will reach someone across the multitude of states who would come forward with that information to help bring four grieving families some overdue closure.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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