Disturbing new videos reveal the moment police rescued the sole living victim of South Carolina serial killer Todd Kohlhepp and his confession in the slayings of others.
In one recording, officers can be scene cutting through a green metal storage container in a wooded area and finding victim Kala Brown sitting inside with a chain around her neck.
“My neck’s attached to the wall,” Brown said to police shortly before explaining that Kohlhepp shot her boyfriend three times and put his body in a tarp.
In another video, Kohlhepp admits to investigators in a calm and chilling demeanor that he killed four people at a store in 2003 and jokes about his hard-to-read handwriting.
The videos were released late Friday in response to open records requests filed by news organizations.
Police in November arrested Kohlhepp after they discovered Brown in the storage container while searching his 95-acre property in Woodruff, South Carolina, about 30 miles southeast of Greenville.
Brown and her boyfriend, Charles Carver, had disappeared in August after they went to Kohlhepp’s land believing they would help him clean it. As Crime Online previously reported, police went to the property after tracking Brown’s cellphone there.
Kohlhepp showed authorities where he buried Carver’s body and the bodies of a husband and wife, Johnny and Meagan Coxie, who vanished in 2015.
Brown had been kept in the container for more than two months before being rescued; she has openly talked about her encounter with Kohlhepp on the “Dr. Phil” television show.
Kohlhepp, 46, is serving consecutive life sentences in prison for killing seven people. He also was sentenced to 60 years for other offenses, including the kidnapping and sexual assault of Brown, the Independent Mail reports.
Prior to his arrest, Kohlhepp had been a real estate agent for more than a decade in South Carolina and used to boast on social media about his expertise with weapons and sex, according to the newspaper.
When he was a teenager in Arizona, he lured a 14-year-old neighbor away from her home and raped her at gunpoint, records show. For those crimes, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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