By Terrence Cullen, The New York Post
Newly released video shows the moments a South Carolina woman was rescued from a cluttered shipping container her serial-killer captor held her in after killing her boyfriend.
Prosecutors released the video, as well as another tape of killer Todd Kohlhepp’s confession, to local media late Friday — just two weeks after the once-successful real estate broker pleaded guilty to murdering seven people.
The rescue video of Kala Brown last November shows police cutting through a lock on a large, green shipping container at Kohlhepp’s Spartanburg County home.
(Footage released by police in South Carolina shows officers rescuing a woman who spent two months chained inside a storage container. Her captor Todd Kohlhepp confessed last month to killing seven people. Courtesy of CBS News and YouTube)
Once officers break through, they open the crate and begin their walk through.
Eventually they find Brown, sitting on a makeshift bed against the back wall, wearing a long-sleeved shirt, pants and a chain around her throat.
“My neck’s attached to the wall,” Brown tells police.
On a plastic table next to Brown are several paperback books and a food container.
“We’re getting bolt cutters, honey,” one of the officers assures her.
The officers then cut her free and begin guiding her out.
(After hearing a woman’s screams inside a large metal container, investigators sawed and pried open the bin, rescuing the woman who had been chained inside for about two months by a serial killer, according to new videos released by prosecutors. Courtesy of KOIN 6 and YouTube)
Someone is heard asking her, “Where’s your buddy?” in reference to her boyfriend, Charles David Carver.
Brown says Kohlhepp shot Carver three times before wrapping him up in a tarp.
Carver’s body was one of three investigators eventually found after they rescued Brown on Nov. 4.
In May, Kohlhepp, 44, pleaded guilty to killing the 32-year-old Carver, as well as four people at a motorcycle shop in 2003 and a married couple that’d been missing since 2015.
He was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences, plus another 60 years for murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.
(Todd Kohlhepp talks to invesigators after his arrest on Nov. 11, 2016. Video 1 of 2. Courtesy of GoUpstate / Spartanburg Herald-Journal and YouTube)
Kohlhepp, whose neighbors previously remembered him as a normal guy with a dry sense of humor, is captured on a separate video telling authorities how he killed the four workers at Superbike Motorsports nearly 15 years earlier.
“I cleared that building in under 30 seconds,” he tells investigators.
Todd Christopher KohlheppKohlhepp moved to South Carolina once his 14-year prison stint ended in 2001.
He was arrested at age 15 after he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint and raped her.
While he was a registered sex offender, Kohlhepp reportedly lied about his time behind bars to get his real estate license.
Brown, who said Kohlhepp also raped her, told Dr. Phil earlier this year that the serial killer bragged that he’d murdered almost 100 people, but it’s unclear if he’ll be charged with any more deaths.
A $25,000 reward was given to Brown in late May for the information she gave investigators that eventually led to Kohlhepp’s confession.
(Kala Brown describes what she claims happened to her while she was allegedly held captive in a metal storage container for two months by suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. Courtesy of The Dr. Phil Show and YouTube)
The money had long been offered to anyone with information about the 2003 motorcycle shop killing.
A widow of one victim had earlier suggested Brown receive the reward.