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Disturbing Footage Shows The Moment Woman Was Rescued From Serial Killer

Claire Reid

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Disturbing Footage Shows The Moment Woman Was Rescued From Serial Killer

Chilling footage showed the moment a woman was rescued by cops after being held captive by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.


Kala Brown can be seen with a chain and padlock tied around her neck while being kept prisoner in a shipping container.

As the officers enter the container one asks: "How are you, honey?"

Before someone else tells her: "We're going to get you out of there."

A third person attempts to reassure her by saying: "You're OK, we're here."

Brown was held by Kohlhepp - a real estate agent she had previously done some work for - for three months.

Police in South Carolina were searching for Brown, who was then 30, and Carver, 33, after they were reported missing in August 2016.

Credit: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office
Credit: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office

In November, police were following up on a lead that suggested the couple may have visited Kohlhepp's 95-acre farm shortly before they disappeared and it was here they made the gim discovery inside the shipping container.

In the disturbing footage Brown tells the police her boyfriend Charlie Carver was shot by the killer.

She said: "Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of a tractor, locked me down here, and I never seen him again. He said he's dead and buried."

At the property police found three bodies - Carver's, as well as a man named Johnny Joe Coxie, 29, and his wife, Meagan Leigh McCraw Coxie, 25.

Once arrested, Kohlhepp admitted to killing four more people in 2004.

Credit: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

He confessed to the murders of motorcycle shop owner Scott Ponder; his mother, Beverly Guy; service manager Brian Lucas; and employee Chris Sherbert.

In 2017, Kohlhepp, who is a registered sex offender, was sentenced to seven life sentences plus 30 years after he pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of criminal sexual assault.

Since being jailed he's claimed that he is responsible for two more murders, telling officials they are buried near Interstate 26 in the Enoree area of southern Spartanburg County.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told Greenville News in 2018: "We're trying to get a game plan together to find out exactly where and what to do. Investigators have been talking to him.

"We're not going to try to keep that quiet. We're going to go search."

To date, no more victims have been found.

Featured Image Credit: 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office

Topics: US News, crime

Claire Reid
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