Man wanted in killing of Upstate wife to be featured in TV show


SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — A man accused of murdering his estranged wife remains on the run more than two years after her body was found in an abandoned Simpsonville house. 

A nationally televised show could generate tips that lead to the alleged killer’s capture. 

Police say Catherine Boyter-Blauvelt was killed by her estranged husband, John Tufton Blauvelt, on Oct. 24, 2016. Her body was found two days later in an abandoned house on South East Main Street in Simpsonville.

Authorities say John Blauvelt fled South Carolina. He was reportedly seen across the country in Oregon. 

“In Pursuit with John Walsh” will feature John Blauvelt in a show expected to air at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 on the Discovery ID channel.

“It is the hope of the Simpsonville Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service that this nationwide television coverage will bring about tips or information leading to the capture of John Blauvelt,” the police department said in a news release. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Simpsonville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 864-967-9536 or U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411). 

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