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Rescued from a serial killer, the Kala Brown story

Todd Kohlhepp, a well-known real estate agent, had buried multiple bodies on his South Carolina property.

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In 2016, Kala Brown and her boyfriend, Charlie David Carver, went missing. An investigation found the couple had been kidnapped by Todd Kohlhepp, a well-liked real estate agent in South Carolina. Brown was rescued by authorities sweeping Kohlhepp's property after they heard her banging from inside a metal storage container where Kohlhepp was keeping her. Carver's body was later found, along with those of several other victims. Watch to learn more about this story of survival.


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