UPDATE 3:45 PM EST: Prosecutor Barry Barnette declared on Friday that Kala claims her captor shot and killed her boyfriend.
The attorney spoke during Todd’s court hearing at Spartanburg County Detention Center, saying the rescued woman insists she saw the sex offender fatally shoot Charlie:
“She told us this individual did kill him in her presence.”
The body found on the property has not yet been identified, and the victim’s sex has not been released. According to DailyMail, police are still searching for three other bodies.
We’re so relieved this woman was found alive.
After going missing back in August, Kala Brown (pictured above, left) was found alive on Thursday, chained inside a metal container on the property of a registered sex offender.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said the 30-year-old had been confined like an animal, describing to Greenville Online:
“She looked good for somebody who’d been chained up a like a dog for two months.”
The South Carolina woman’s boyfriend, Charlie Carver (above, right), also went missing when she did but hasn’t yet been found. Disturbingly, Spartanburg police did discover his car on that same property.
Authorities found Kala locked up on the property of Todd Kohlhepp (above, insert), who raped a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint when he was 15 years old.
Court documents obtained by FOX Carolina detail the horrific 1986 assault, saying Todd lured the teen out of a house with a story about her ex-boyfriend.
The legal papers reveal that’s when he put a “small blue steel handgun” to her head and walked her to his own home. The docs say they “walked into his bedroom where he placed gray duct tape over her mouth. He also tied her hands together with a rope. He then removed her clothes, then his clothes and forced the victim to have sexual intercourse with him.”
At the time, Todd pleaded guilty to kidnapping, and was locked up from 1987 to 2001. And now, police have booked him once again for kidnapping.
Kala’s friend Leah Miller told Greenville Online and Independent Mail that her formerly missing friend actually worked for the registered sex offender, who served as a real estate broker:
“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.”
On Friday, Charlie’s family issued a statement about their missing loved one, 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.”
That same day, cadaver dogs appeared to have found a body on the property. Kala told police there could be four other victims.
One of the most disturbing parts about this is the alleged kidnapper posted on Facebook about people who are reported missing… weeks after Kala and Charlie had vanished.
“This person missing, that person missing, another person missing.. oh wait.. that person just went to the beach with friend, other person found with her parole violation boyfriend.”
Sheriff Chuck said “hundreds” of people are continuing to search for Charlie. Our thoughts are with everyone affected during this tragic time.