South Carolina woman found in container said she saw kidnapper shoot her boyfriend: investigators

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WOODRUFF, S.C. — The missing South Carolina woman found alive inside a storage container told investigators she watched the kidnapper shoot her boyfriend, who has been missing since the couple disappeared in late August, according to the Greenville News.

A body was recovered Friday on the Woodruff, South Carolina, property belonging to kidnapping suspect Todd Kohlhepp, a spokesman for Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office said. This is the same property where Kala Brown was found alive on Thursday morning.

Brown went missing with her boyfriend,  32-year-old Charlie Carver, both of Anderson County. Solicitor’s spokesman Murray Glenn would not specify whether the body recovered Friday was a man or a woman and referred all questions to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s possible that it is the work of a serial killer,” Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck  Wright said Friday. “It’s a deceased person. There could be more.”

Wright said that deputies found 30-year-old Kala Brown “chained like a dog” Thursday inside a large metal container after they heard her banging on the walls, according to WYFF. Authorities believe she had been kept in the container for the last two months.

Deputies found Kala Brown after hearing her banging inside a metal container. Her boyfriend, with whom she went missing in late August, has not been located. (Facebook)

Kala Brown and her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, were declared missing in late August. (Facebook)

Brown said she had been chained by the neck inside the container, and said she was given food regularly.

Police arrested Kohlhepp, the registered owner of the Wofford Road property, on Thursday.

Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, was convicted of a kidnapping in Arizona when he was 16 years old, according to South Carolina officials.

Friends and family reported the couple missing after not hearing from the couple at the end of August.

Charlie, who was in the middle of a divorce, had been dating Kala for several months. The couple moved in together over the summer, according to a report.

In October, the story resurfaced when several posts were made to Charlie’s Facebook page, including links to stories about the missing couple.

As of October 11, there had been over 50 posts on Charlie’s page since the couple was reported missing, including a post that declared Charlie married Kala on September 1.

Multiple charges are pending.

CNN contributed to this report.