A 45-year-old realtor and sex offender is in police custody as authorities believe they are looking at a serial killer case following a gruesome discovery. Kohlhepp was a regular poster on Facebook. He posted routinely in days after Lara Brown and Charles Carver vanished. The massive police presence was first reported by WSPA on November 3 on land owned by of 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.
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.
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."
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."
Here are the Facebook posts from Todd Kohlepp that you need to read: