US woman found ‘chained like dog’ inside container
A 30-year-old woman, who went missing in August, along with her boyfriend, was found “chained like a dog” inside a locked shipping container in a rural area of southeastern US state of South Carolina, officials said.
Kala Brown was discovered after police searching the property in Spartanburg County in connection with the duo’s disappearance heard banging noises from inside the 15 feet by 30 feet metal container, sheriff Chuck Wright said. The authorities then heard Brown screaming, “Help me! Get me out of here!”, Wright told CNN.
The deputies took a padlock off the doors of the container and opened it to find her tethered by the neck following which they used tools on the property to cut her free. A registered sex offender, 42-year-old Todd Kohlhepp who owns the 100-acre property, has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.
Brown told police that she had been held captive for two months in the padlocked storage box and that there might be up to four dead bodies on the property, Wright said.
Brown, who was “obviously traumatised” is being treated but there was no word on her 32-year-old boyfriend Charles David Carver.