Last week, we reported on missing person Kala Brown being found alive, chained inside a metal container on the property of Todd Kohlhepp.
On Sunday, the registered sex offender (pictured above) was charged with kidnapping, along with four counts of murder in a connection with a quadruple homicide that took place 13 years ago. And there may be even more.
Now investigators believe the likely serial killer had admitted to the murders in the past, leaving gruesome Amazon reviews for the products he had purchased to help him commit the crimes.
Officials at Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office were looking into Kohlhepp’s online history when they discovered an Amazon user named “me” with a wish list linked to the profile of “Todd Kohlhepp.”
Police found the user had posted reviews on padlocks, tactical gear, targets, knives, and gun accessories throughout 2014, 2015, and 2016. And they’re INCREDIBLY creepy!
In a review about a padlock, the user wrote:
“Solid locks.. have 5 on a shipping container.. wont stop them.. but sure will slow them down til they are too old to care.”
So disturbing. In a 2014 review of a knife, he said:
“Havnet (sic) stabbed anyone yet…… yet…. but I am keeping the dream alive and when I do, it will be with a quality tool like this…”
For a shovel with a folding handle, the user had a deranged product suggestion:
“Keep in car for when you have to hide the bodies and you left the full size shovel at home…. does not come with a midget, which would have been nice.”
Is anyone else shivering?
The reviews left by the Amazon user are consistent with the language and style Kohlhepp used on his Facebook profile, which was recently taken down after he was linked to the deaths of up to seven people.
The bulk of the reviews came between May and September 2014, in the months after the alleged murder purchased 95 acres of secluded, wooded property in which Brown was found alive.
Aside from reviewing tactical vests, carabiners, gun magazine pouches, and weapon mounts, the user also reviewed electronics, dog toys, and DVDs of The Walking Dead.
We’re just glad this sick man is in police custody and his last victim was able to get out of his clutches alive.
[Image via Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.]