SPARTANBURG, SC — Suspected serial killer Todd Kohlhepp is facing murder charges in connection with three victims found buried on his property, officials confirmed on Monday.
Kohlhepp, 45, was taken into custody after deputies said they found 30-year-old Kala Brown chained up in a storage container “like a dog” on his property.
Brown’s boyfriend, 32-year-old Charlie Carver, was found buried on the property according to investigators.
Kohlhepp is also charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of four people in 2003 at the Superbike Motorsports motorcycle shop in Chesnee, South Carolina. His alleged role in those killings was uncovered, authorities said, after he confessed while in custody.
Sheriff Chuck Wright said Kohlhepp knew intimate details about the case.
Kohlhepp also led officials to two other graves on his property of missing couple Johnny and Meagan Coxie, according to investigators.
Seven new warrants were signed for Kohlhepp on Monday. He is facing three murder charges in connection with the deaths of the Coxies and Carver, who were all shot to death. He is also charged with kidnapping Meagan Coxie and three counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
At this stage of the investigations, authorities said it appears that both Carver and Johnny Coxie went to Kohlhepp’s property voluntarily, which explains the absence of the kidnapping charge for both of them.
Kohlhepp is expected to appear in bond court Monday night.