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10 Years Later: Superbike Motorsports Murders

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Searching for answers - 10 years later.

One decade after a brutal quadruple murder at Superbike Motorsports, a community is desperate to find the killer.

A memorial service was held Wednesday night as a way of bringing in new leads and reminding the community about this case - some will never forget.

Investigators call November 6, 2003 one of the most violent days in Spartanburg County history.

When someone shot and killed 4 people at the superbike motorsports in Chesnee.

"It's been 10 years of hell," said Melissa Ponder of the time passed. Her husband Scott owned the store and was killed on that November day. At the time, she was pregnant with her now 9 year old son, Scotty.

"I've had a lot of hope in the past, and it is hard to keep that the longer the case goes unsolved, but again, having time, you just never know, you never know what's going to make somebody talk," Ponder explained.

Other family members of the victims spoke at the memorial service, thanking investigators but pressing them to take every possible option to find the killer.

"I'm just disgusted that it's been 10 years that it takes this long, somebody knows something, it's time for someone to take the right step," Katie Guy said.

Over the past decade, law enforcement has received hundreds of leads. Now deputies are focusing on the customer base of the store. Investigators believe a possible motive in the crime is a disgruntled customer, who might've ordered a bike online from out of state.

Investigators sent out letters to more than 150 media outlets across the country to try and bring new attention to the case.

Reid Toth, Ph.D. is a criminologist at USC Upstate. She says even though many years have passed, that length of time could actually help solve cold cases like this one.

"With the onset of social media and advances in technology, who knows?" said Toth. "It's more likely today that we get lucky with a ten year old cold case than it would have been ten years ago, dealing with a 10 year old cold case." Toth also says another reason the passing of time could help the case is that someone with information might not be as scared to come forward now, as they were when the crime first happened.

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