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Facebook messages reveal interactions between Kohlhepp, Brown before kidnapping

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Todd Kohlhepp (left); Kala Brown and Charlie Carver (right) [File] Todd Kohlhepp (left); Kala Brown and Charlie Carver (right) [File]

In the days after Charlie Carver and Kala Brown went missing in August 2016, Anderson police filed warrants to obtain messages from their personal Facebook pages.

Investigators said those messages included conversations with Todd Kohlhepp, who is now serving life in prison for Brown’s kidnapping, Carver’s murder, and the killings of six others.

Before Spartanburg County deputies found Brown being held chained in a storage container on Kohlhepp’s Woodruff property, Brown worked for Kohlhepp, cleaning rental properties and clearing land.

The Facebook messages reveal one conversation, where Brown asks Kohlhepp if he has any work for her.

 "I know you want to help and I know you have work for me when you find it. Please let me know as soon as you can,” Brown wrote.

Kohlhepp replied, “We will figure it out. I'd like to see you out of this hole you are temporarily in."

Just days before Brown and Carver went missing, Brown sent Kohlhepp another message asking about work.

"Are me and Charlie still working at the land on Wednesday,” Brown asked.

"This is going to be an ongoing project that takes years, not a(n) overnight thing,” Kohlhepp told Brown, after hiring her and Carver to clear his Woodruff property.

On August 31, the day Brown and Carver disappeared, Brown asks, “We still meeting at (your) house at noon?" Kohlhepp relied with “yes.”

On September 7, Kohlhepp sent another message to Brown, who was already being held prisoner on Kohlhepp’s property at the time.

“Not really sure what's going on but saw the news article where they are looking for you…really hoping this is just you taking off for few days at the beach,” Kohlhepp wrote.

That was one of seven messages Kohlhepp sent Brown on Facebook after he kidnapped her.

Anderson police said they believe Kohlhepp sent the messages to thrown investigators off his trail.

Kohlhepp even posted a cryptic message on his own Facebook page after the kidnapping: “Reading the news, this person missing, that person missing…oh wait, that person just went to the beach with their friend."

Kohlhepp never revealed his motives for sending the messages but he did admit he got rid of Brown and Carver’s phones in Greenville.

Investigators said Kohlhepp made a critical error by forgetting to turn off the phones, and investigators were eventually able to track the phone’s last known location to Kohlhepp’s property.

Spartanburg County deputies eventually found Brown in chains on the property in November and later discovered the bodies of Carver and another missing couple on the property.

After his arrest, Kohlhepp also confessed to a 2003 quadruple murder in the Superbike dealership. The case had gone unsolved for 13 years.

Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder and a kidnapping charge in May and was sentenced to seven life sentences in prison.

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