Columbia, South Carolina - Prosecutors have released video showing the moment that detectives rescued Kala Brown after she had been chained inside of a shipping container for months by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp (video below.)
The rescue happened November 3rd, 2016 after Kala Brown had been missing for months.
Kala Brown and Charles Carver of Anderson, SC, initially went missing in early September.
Bobbie Newsom, Brown’s mother, stated that she found the couple’s apartment unlocked and their dog inside without food and water in late August. The family started noticing odd posts popping up on Carver and Brown’s Facebook a few weeks after they went missing.
According to the Washington Post, the Facebook posts said:
“If I weren’t crazy, I’d be insane,” read one. Another read, “Sometimes late at night I dig a hole in the backyard to keep the nosy neighbor’s guessing.”
…. On Oct. 1, one user commented on the marriage announcement, ” Where the hell is Kala Brown???” to which Charlie’s Facebook account responded, “kala is with her husband charlie.”
On another post, a user asked where Kala was, to which Charlie’s account responded “who the f––– are you to question me about my girlfriend?”
Investigators found Facebook posts showing that the last person that they may have had contact with was Todd Kohlhepp of Spartanburg. After discovering that one of Kohlhepp’s properties was the last place that Brown’s cell phone was pinged at, deputies were able to acquire a search warrant for the 100 acre property.
On November 3, 2016, they found Kala Brown inside of a metal storage container ‘chained up like a dog’.
Todd Kohlhepp was arrested shortly after authorities rescued Brown. Afterwards, Sheriff Chuck Wright announced at a news conference that the body of Charles Carver was also found on the property. The Spartanburg County coroner said that Carver had multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. In the rescue video, Brown told police that she had witnessed Kohlhepp shoot Carver.
After his arrest, Kohlhepp told authorities that there were 4 more bodies on the property.
Detectives were also able to solve a 13 year old cold case. Beverly Guy, Scott Ponder, Brian Lucas and Chris Sherbert were found shot to death inside Superbike Motorsports on November 6th 2003. Kohlhepp confessed to killing all four people, and even though it had been 13 years, he detailed each shot including the final shots to his victims' foreheads.
You can see the video of the Kala Brown's rescue below: