WOODRUFF, SC (WSPA) – The Spartanburg Co. Coroner has been called back to the scene in Woodruff where a woman was found chained up in a storage unit Thursday.
The coroner arrived on the property just before 11 a.m.
The Sheriff says the body was found in a shallow grave by dogs. He says they cannot tell if the body is male or female.
The solicitor Barry Barnette says the kidnapping victim told them she saw the suspect, Todd Kohlhepp shoot her boyfriend, Charles Carver.
He says at least one body has been found and he is confident there will be a murder warrant on Kohlhepp.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff, around 30 to 40 percent of the property has been searched and they are trying to find out if he owns more property due to the fact that he is a real estate agent.
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Kohlhepp has been in custody since Thursday on a kidnapping charge.
Sheriff Chuck Wright says they found Kala Brown, chained up like a dog with a chain around her neck and ankle in a 30×15 metal container for two months.
There was a living space next door to the container that had a bed with chains attached to it.
Brown and her boyfriend Charles carver have been missing from Anderson Co. since August 31.
She told investigators she was being fed.
The hospital operator says Kala Brown has been released from the hospital, but a family friend said she is still in the hospital.
The friend says they are letting Kala leave to get lunch, but she is still there.
HOW DID THEY FIND HER?
Deputies heard her banging on the container as they were serving a search warrant.
Anderson Police Chief Jim Stewart said they were pinging Brown’s phone 2 days after she was reported missing.
He says it pinged on the property where Brown was found. The Phone went dead after two days.
Two weeks before they were able to get a search warrant for the property the sheriff’s office flew over the property and saw it was extensive and need to get on the ground.
Anderson Police say from early on they had no indication there was foul play, even with the cell phone pings.
Kala’s friends say she worked with her alleged kidnapper cleaning houses.
Her family has set up a GoFundMe account here.
“POSSIBLE SERIAL KILLER”
Sheriff Wright says they may be dealing with a possible serial killer.
Brown told the sheriff there could be 4 bodies on the property. Sheriff Wright said Friday morning that cadaver dogs alerted to some places on the property, but it’s unclear what they may find until the excavation process begins.
MAN IN CUSTODY
Todd Kohlhepp, 45, was on the property when they served the search warrant.
He is listed as property owner of the land where deputies are searching.
He is also listed as a sex offender on the SC registry for a 10/16/1987 conviction in Arizona for kidnapping.
His offender type is listed as Juvenile Tier III.
Court documents show Todd Kohlhepp was 15 when he was accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a then 14-year-old girl.
The property is listed as 95.57 acres S SIDE WOFFORD ROAD N OF SC 101 PB -Qualified Agricultural Farm Vacant.
Kohlhepp’s home address is listed as 213 Windsong Way in Moore, SC.
Deputies searched Kohlhepp’s property on Wofford Road around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
There were officers, K-9’s, digging equipment and a helicopter on the scene.
MAN STILL MISSING
Brown’s boyfriend, Charles David Carver, 32, is still missing.
Investigators say they have found Carver’s car on the property.
Friends and family say Charlie’s Facebook had weird posts on it.
Before the page was deleted, cryptic messages were posted and sent from someone operating the site.
Their families believe it was hacked by another person.
“That’s not him saying something like that,” Bobbie Newsom, Kala’s mom said back when the posts began. She believed her daughter is in danger, but hoped for the best. “I love you baby girl. We are worried about you. this is unlike you. If you see this, just call somebody. anybody.”
Anderson Police say they watched the posts, but haven’t directly connected them to their disappearance.
Continuing coverage of the Woodruff kidnapping
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