Video Shows Moment Woman Is Rescued From Serial Killer
A video has been released showing the moment police rescued a South Carolina woman who had been chained to the wall of a shipping container by a serial killer.
Kala Brown, 30, was freed last November. after police in heard her screams following data from her mobile phone revealing she had been in the area when she disappeared.
She had been locked up by Todd Kohlhepp, who had already murdered her boyfriend Charlie Karver and had repeatedly raped her over a two month period.
Spartanburg sheriff's officers cut through the container's metal doors to discover her.
Koehlepp has pleaded guilty to the seven murders, carried out over 13 years. He is serving seven consecutive life prison sentences.
In the video - released by police on Friday - officers walk to the back of the container, to find Brown clad in a long sleeved black shirt, grey pants and flip flops, with a thick chain around her neck and her arms above her head.
Todd Kohlhepp's mugshot following his arrest. (Credit: PA Images)
"What's your name?" an officer asks.
Another asks, "How are you, honey?"
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"You're ok, we're here," they tell her.
"My neck's attached to the wall, up here," Brown said.
As officers worked to free Brown from captivity, they asked what happened to her boyfriend, Charlie Carver.
"Do you know where your buddy is?" the officers asked as they worked..
"Charlie? He shot him. He shot him. Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of the tractor, locked me down here. I've never seen him again," she said.
"He said he's dead and buried, he says there's several bodies dead and buried out here. He says the dogs will be ruined if they go looking because of red pepper," Brown said as the chain was cut.
The shipping container was found on farm property owned by Kohlhepp.
Brown waived her anonymity in February when she spoke publicly about her experiences to Dr Phil.
Featured Image Credit: Police/PA
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