New rescue videos released by prosecutors show a woman screaming from a large metal container while she was chained for two months by a serial killer.
The videos also displayed Todd Kohlhepp, the suspect serial killer, admitted to killing seven people in South Carolina. He pleaded guilty two weeks ago to escape the death penalty and was sentenced to life in prison. On Friday, prosecutors released several videos and pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence in order to prove him guilty.
The rescue video shows the police officers heading carefully to the container with their hands on their gun triggers. The officers found the victim Kala Brown in her full clothes, chained and sitting on the floor.
CBS affiliate WSPA-TV is highly anticipated to exclusively report next week on the case files against Kohlhepp.
“Do you know where your buddy is?” an officer said.
“Charlie? He shot him.” she said quietly.
“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. He says he’s dead and buried. He says there are several bodies dead and buried out here.” she said.
Investigators discovered three bodies in the rural Spartanburg County area. They had hit the area to search for Brown and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Carver; the pair had been missing since August 2016 and Brown’s cell phone guided the policemen to the area where she disappeared.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says deputies heard the 30-year-old woman chained against the walls of the containers.
“It was pretty emotional, to say the least,” Wright told reporters at the time. “When she was found, she was chained like a dog — she had a chain around her neck. It’s only by God’s grace we found that little girl alive.”
Authorities say Kohlhepp confessed to killing a married couple and admitted that he killed four people at a Spartanburg County motorcycle shop — murders that were unsolved for 13 years. Moreover, he admitted to shooting a man in Arizona when he was 14, in addition to raping his neighbor at the age of 15.