South Carolina police received a tip on Nov. 4 about Kala Brown — who has reportedly been missing since Aug. 30. Her car was found on farmland in Woodruff, where officials also discovered the 30-year-old on the same property inside a completely dark metal cage with chains around her neck and legs.
As police arrived at the property, she revealed to them that real estate agent Todd Kohlhepp, 45, had murdered her 32-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Carver, and possibly as many as three others on the same land. According to previous reports, Brown was hired by Kohlhepp to help clean out properties before putting them on the market.
"Im going to be honest with you. I don't chain my dogs up and I wouldn't treat my dogs the way this lady was treated," Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told the Daily Mail, who noted that she still had her clothes but was without ventilation.
By the afternoon on Nov. 4, police had uncovered at least one body that is suspected to be Carver's. "We are still trying to identify what we found yesterday," Wright said. "Keep praying for the family man as this has got to be the hardest thing they have ever been through. I don't know what they are dealing with. Pray for the family."
Earlier this year in April, Kohlhepp was caught posting a chilling message on social media that signaled trouble. The post read, "(People need) to start appreciating the effort I put in to not be a serial killer." The troubled 45-year-old later responded to his own post by asking, "Why? Serial killers need love too."
So far, officials told Greenville Online that Kohlhepp is likely to be charged for kidnapping, possibly murder. "It could be a number of things," Wright told WYFF.
The accused killer has been in the past registered as a sex offender after he held a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint to have sex with him back in 1986, which sent him to jail from 1987 to 2001.
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