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Todd Kohlhepp: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Todd Kohlhepp Kaia Brown Charles Carver

(Spartanburg County Detention Center)

A missing woman was found “chained like a dog” on the property of a registered sex offender. The massive police presence was first reported by WSPA on November 3 on land owned by of Todd Kohlhepp, 45, in Woodruff, South Carolina. There, police found missing woman Kala Brown alive but “chained like a dog” in a metal container. Her boyfriend Charles Carver remains missing.

WSPA’s Amy Wood reported on November 4, that the county coroner confirmed a body had been found on Kohlhepp’s property. Shortly after that find, the Greenville News reported that Carver’s family was en route to Kohlhepp’s land. While Carver’s brother, Nathan Shiflet said, “I felt led to be there for my brother.”

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Lawyers Say Kala Brown Watched Todd Kohlhepp Shoot Charles Carver Dead

At a hearing in Spartanburg County on November 4, Kohlhepp was denied bond. During that court appearance, Solicitor Barry Barnette said that Kala Brown was forced to watch Todd Kohlhepp shoot Charles Carver dead, reports Greenville Online. Barnette also said that investigators found multiple weapons at the property including assault rifles and handguns. He added, “I don’t know how many rounds of ammo…[Kohlhepp is a] very, very dangerous individual.”

WSPA reports that Kohlhepp was arrested on his property at around 10:45 a.m. on November 3. Sheriff Wright said that Kohlhepp is facing a kidnapping charge so far.


2. Kohlhepp Was Arrested in 1986 for Sexual Assault; His Father Said at the Time ‘The Only Emotion Todd Has Is Anger’

Todd Kohlhepp Sex Offender

(South Carolina Sex Offender Registry)

According to South Carolina’s sex offender registry, Kohlhepp was arrested in 1987 on a charge of kidnapping. That listing gives his address as 213 Windsong Way in Moore, South Carolina. This is believed to be Kohlhepp’s primary residence.

According to documents seen by WFXG, the judge in Kohlhepp’s 1986 case wrote at the time:

At less than the age of 9, this juvenile was impulsive, explosive, and preoccupied with sexual content. He has not changed. He has been unabatedly aggressive to others and destructive of property since nursery school. He destroys his own clothing, personal possessions and pets apparently on whim.

He is extremely self-centered with high levels of anti-social personality functioning, and likely continuing aggressive behaviors toward others in the future.

Twenty-five months of the most intensive and expensive professional intervention, short of God’s, will provide no protection for the public and no rehabilitation of this juvenile by any services or facilities presently available to the Juvenile Court.

The station adds that Kohlhepp’s mother said her son would make suicidal threats to her. While his father said, “The only emotion Todd seems capable of showing is anger.”

As a result, he is a registered sex offender. On his Facebook page, Kohlhepp says hails from Tempe, Arizona and now lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

On his LinkedIn page, Kohlhepp brags that he “graduated top of [his] class,” from Central Arizona College where he studied computer science in 2001. From there, Kohlhepp studied business administration and marketing at the University of South Carolina Upstate, graduating in 2007. A separate online profile says that while in school, Kohlhepp was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society as well as the Sigma Alpha Lambda Leadership and Honor Society.


3. A Dead Body Has Been Found on Kohlhepp’s Property

Kala Brown Charles Carver

Kala Brown and her boyfriend Charles Carver. (Screengrab via Fox Carolina)

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright told the media that Kala Brown was found inside of a metal container with a chain around her neck. According to WSPA, Sheriff Wright believes this could be a serial killer case and there could be as many as four bodies on the property. Wright also said that Brown was being fed while she was held captive. WLOS reports that the only body that authorities are looking for right now on Kohlhepp’s land is the body of Charles Carver. On November 3, Carver’s car was found on the property and towed away by authorities. Contrary to early reports, the car was not burned out.

Carver’s family released a statement saying:

We, Charlie David Carver’s family, would like to begin by saying how wonderful it is Kala has been found and that she is receiving care and is back with family and friends.

The outpouring of concern and affection from the community has been overwhelming and we are very thankful. At this time we know that no more than what has been reported within the media or statements made by law enforcement.

We ask that you continue to pray for Kala’s healing and for David’s safe return as well. In the meantime, we ask for some time to ourselves as we process events as they unfold. Thank you for your understanding and expect updates as they become available.

WYFF reported that Brown, 30, and Carver, 32, were last seen on August 31 in Anderson, South Carolina. At the time of that report, Carver’s mother told the station that the couple knew someone who had “given them problems before.”

WSPA reports that Kala Brown’s phone was pinged to Kohlhepp’s land two weeks before she was found. The station says that officers had to get a search warrant before they could enter the property.

A neighbor of Kohlhepp’s told Greenville Online, “It’s very unsettling. I’m here by myself a lot, so it’s unsettling to know that this could be happening so close by.”

On September 15, after news of the couple’s disappearance spread, Kohlhepp posted this on his Facebook page:

Todd Kohlhepp Facebook posts

(Facebook)

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4. Kala Brown Worked for Todd Kohlhepp

Todd Kohlhepper Real Estate

(TKA Real Estate)

A friend of Brown’s, Leah Miller, told Greenville Online, that Brown worked for Kohlhepp. He is the owner of TKA Real Estate located at 104 Franklin Avenue in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Leah Miller told Greenville Online that Brown had begun working for Kohlhepp a few weeks before she disappeared. Brown would help the suspect clean houses and prepare them before viewings. Miller said, “I was supposed to be helping Kala, but I recently had neck surgery. I’m just in shock, wondering if she tried to reach me to help her before she disappeared. I’m happy that she is alive, but my heart is breaking because we don’t know what’s going on with Charlie.”

One Google review for Kohlhepp’s company, from Brian Marston, reads:

Todd Kohlhepp was absolutely useless in trying to sell my home. He took advantage of the fact that I lived out of state and hired a contractor on my behalf, who stole over $10,000 from me and never completed the work.

Todd knew Hunter Henry (the contractor) didn’t do the work and yet Todd gave him my $10,000. After all that and Todd sent me threatening emails and physical threats. He is a menace and a thief!

The other two Google reviews are complimentary of Kohlhepp, one writing, “Todd Kohlhepp with TKA real estate went above and beyond for my husband and I numerous times throughout the entire selling and buying process.”

Multiple calls made to Kohlhepp’s business went unanswered. On his LinkedIn page, he makes reference to how easy it is to contact him saying, “Email, phone, smoke signals, two cans with a string. note in a bottle…..When you need us, we will find a way.”

Kohlhepp has a YouTube channel, SoldByTodd, that he updates with listings. A blurb on his company website reads:

We started this company with the full intention of modernizing all the traditional rules of Real Estate.

That’s the PC way of saying that we took all the dated methods everyone else was using, the old just because “that’s how we always did it…”, and tossed it in the trashcan, then we lit it on fire. It was a lot of fun to watch it burn, but the fire department was not amused at all.

Then we started from scratch to build a program that reflects how buyers are searching for homes in today’s market.

It adds that the company motto is, “One company, one focus…RESULTS!” One of his colleagues, Manfred Lewis, told Greenville Online, “This is a nightmare. I’m shocked. We don’t know what’s going on but I’ve never had problems with him. He was always professional to me. Friendly.”


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5. Kohlhepp Is ‘Investing Money Into a Wildlife Refuge for the Next Generation’

Todd Kohlhepp Serial Killer

(Facebook)

An online biography says that Kohlhepp is a licensed pilot. That same profile writes that Kohlhepp was the “2007 recipient of Presidential Award for over 5 million in sales.” Prior to working in real estate, Kohlhepp worked as a graphic designer for “Seven Sons & Company” where he oversaw “licensed products for Nascar, NFL, NBA & MLB. Worked primarily on trade show presentations and print media for licensed products.”

Todd Kohlhepp pilot

(Facebook)

He goes further into his interests on LinkedIn writing that he enjoys riding “sport bikes” and is “currently investing money and time into a wildlife refuge for the next generation.” On his bio at his official website, Kohlhepp says that he “drinks two pots of coffee a day.”

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57 comments

    • Oh, shut the hell up! People of all colors kill other people. This isn’t a ‘race’ issue, you troglodytic moron!!!

    • And you are African American yes? If “white boys” are fragile minded what do we call all the African Americans starting riots and protesting because “every person that’s been shot by police is innocent”, when in fact half of the time they weren’t innocent. Pretty fragile minded and weak willed if you ask me.

      • They aren’t saying everyone shot by police is innocent. They’re saying MANY of them are, which is a fact, and even those who are not innocent seldom did anything to deserve being murdered. It’s absolutely worth rioting over, cops have gotten away with this for generations. You are either with them or against them, anon. Maybe an example needs to be made of you.

    • Weak willed like the majority of those in prisons, which are??????????????? Has nothing to do with race, this is a sick minded person and that happens all over the world and in every race category! Go back to crying about inequality because of lack of ambitions and growing up without a daddy at your black lives matter rally!

    • Nice victim complex you have going there.

      92% of black deaths are caused by other blacks. You should worry less about the color of the aggressors and more about the fact that they’re aggressive.

    • Serial Killers, as we all know, do tend to be white. White men are the most “entitled-minded” people on earth. Deplorable.

    • Hey Blaccie, and I’m telling you….We need to bring Back Slavery and put you Blacks, back into the filth that you look like.

  1. Ok, this story is like a life time movie, boss is like an Mr. Hyde lured the unexpected victims into a home , sadly he may have killed the boyfriend because he is in the way, possibly throwing the body into a river or burying it deep in the woods not too far from where he holds the female victim hostage, doing unthinkable things to the poor girl, this monster may have been killing people for years in different states hopefully the boyfriend body will surface soon, and I am so glad that the female was found alive Now she needs the best mental health treatments possible after this horrific ordeal, and if that guy is found guilty hopefully he will be sentenced to prison for the rest of his life, tells the justice system about other victims he may have killed, and where – so their families will have closure,

    • I just read where Brown’s cell phone was pinged on that property just 2 weeks prior to her being found, and they had to obtain a warrant to search the property.

  2. That f*cker had a realtor key. That means he could access any house in the system for sale that had a realtor box on it. Realtor boxes contain the keys to the house. They are attached to the house by the listing realtor and can’t be removed by anyone, including the homeowner, except the person who put it on (unless you call a locksmith or have a damn good pair of bolt cutters). I’m recommending anyone in the area who has a house for sale go to an “appointment only” basis, ask that the realtor box be taken off of your house, and that you not give a set of your keys up if you’re still living in the house. ( I used to be involved in real estate and would never have a realtor box on my house).

    • That doesn’t make a difference, think about it. A serial killer can still schedule an appointment to see your house, and surprise!!! It will be a known fact you will be home. Unless you bring the cops each time. Thank god, being a realtor does not make a person a serial killer. As you know, there is a fingerprint clearance to get your license. It is as safe is it can be. And, you know that many assaults of all kinds (rapes, kidnapping, murders) have also been perpetrated against realtors.

  3. Well that’s how they do things in South Carolina, the most primitive of US States. They marry their sisters and use a “toothbrush” because they only have one tooth. Hee Haw LOL. Also he shouldna done that to Ms. Brown. Now she’ll probably get fired from her house cleaning job. Tarnation. Now I gotta fix some vittles. LOL LOL. I always look on the bright side of these dark stories. Hey that wasn’t my daughter in that cage.

    • Hey DA, he’s really from AZ. You know, one of those libtard states. I’d rather live around dumb rednecks than liberal murderers. They love killing babies!

      • Shouldn’t you be ironing some man’s clothes or making a man his sandwich instead of playing on his computer? LOL. Er sorry I got you pregnant. LOL

  4. I know this man personally through my mother. I’ve never liked/trusted him. I’m glad to know my feelings were right.

  5. Wow. Sounds like a textbook psychopath. I hope the judge protects society and keeps him out of it, permanently. Maybe he can put his graphic arts skills to use in prison for the rest of his days, if he doesn’t get the death penalty. They loves them some tats.

  6. You have to be asking questions of the investigating team, when the couples abandoned car was found on the grounds OF A KNOWN SEX FIEND…..and if they had bothered checking , known fiends background, they should have had a Crime Scene Investigators all over that monsters land, before now. Utterly shocking that ,that monster was allowed to live freely within a normal society. Dangerous sex offenders should be incarcerated for life to protect women. We should be demanding either that or the death penalty.

    • Blah blah blah im an armchair lawyer/police office blah blah blah

      Fu ck you and the feminist movement. Dude served his time after the rape. Thats the end of until he commits another crime.

      I love how stupid people like you always have the answers AFTER they found out what happened. What the fu ck did you to help? Read another news article online?

      haha

    • Well, he was 15 at the time. Looking at it from the perspective of someone who knows nothing about him, I’d say 15 years in an adult prison is a long sentence for a 15 year old. probably the maximum he could get. Maybe it made him even worse.

      • If his father and his then neighbors are to be believed, he was rotten from the start. But you’re right, the only thing left to wonder is if they should have committed him back then.

  7. if her friends new she worked for a violent sex predator then how was this guy not being watched?! how could it have possibly taken so long only to find her by chance.

  8. Hillary is a clasic psychopath, sociopath just lIke the recent captured serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, whom had a woman chained inside a container on his property. THIS is exactly the type of person Hillary Clinton is! She’s been seen laughing on numerous occasions mocking the death of people. When the cameras are not around she is a completely different person as quoted by her security and other staff. HILLARY is truly a sociopath. I truly terrified of her possibly being elected. She’s killed hundreds of thousands in Syria andin Libya which she personally orchestrated. She clearly has no remorse or sympathy for her actions, nor does she value human life. She has vowed the destruction of Russia publicly and that is truly scary she is willing to kill millions with nuclear weapons.

  9. Hillary is a clasic psychopath, sociopath just lIke the recent captured serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, whom had a woman chained inside a container on his property. THIS is exactly the type of person Hillary Clinton is! She’s been seen laughing on numerous occasions mocking the death of people. When the cameras are not around she is a completely different person as quoted by her security and other staff. HILLARY is truly a sociopath. I truly terrified of her possibly being elected. She’s killed hundreds of thousands in Syria andin Libya which she personally orchestrated. She clearly has no remorse or sympathy for her actions, nor does she value human life. She has vowed the destruction of Russia publicly and that is truly scary she is willing to kill millions with nuclear weapons.