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Episode 15

Todd Kohlhepp

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Todd Kohlhepp is a 48-year-old serial killer. Kohlhepp has seven known victims. He is currently serving life in prison for his crimes. Kohlhepp pled guilty to seven counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping and one count of criminal sexual assault.  But his crimes began when he was 15.There are large gaps in his criminal activities which lead authorities to believe there may be more victims out there.

Known Victims:
1986:

On November 25, 1986 Kohlhepp abducted a neighbor using his father's handgun. He tied her up and raped her. He told authorities he attacked the 14-year-old neighbor for two reasons-he was acting out because his father was out of town and because the girl liked his friend, not him.

2003:
On November 6, 2003 Todd Kohlhepp killed four people at Superbike Motor Sports in Chesnee, South Carolina. Kohlhepp told police that the owner and employees made fun of him for not knowing how to ride his motorcycle. He entered the building and gunned down owner Scott Ponder, service manager Brian Lucas, mechanic Chris Sherbert and book keeper and Scott's mother Beverly Guy.

The case went unsolved for 13 years. Kohlhepp was on Superbike's customer list but wasn't interviewed.

2015:
In Late 2015, couple Meagan and Johnny Coxie disappeared. 25-year-old Meagan and 29-year old Johnny were reported missing by Megan's mother on December 22, 2015. Kohlhepp shot and killed them that month. He buried their bodies on his property. They would not be found for almost a year.

2016:
On August 31, 2016 Kala Brown and Charlie Carver went to Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, South Carolina under the ruse of cleaning his house. Kohlhepp killed Charlie upon arrival and kidnapped Kala.

He then kept Kala prisoner in a metal storage container on his property. He kept her chained up and sexually assaulted her until she was found on November 3, 2016. Her phone had pinged on the property. When Spartanburg Sheriffs searched the property they heard banging coming from the container. Inside they found Kala and she told them of the other crimes Kohlhepp confessed to her.

TIMELINE OF KOHLHEPP'S KNOWN MOVEMENTS:

October 1987:
Kohlhepp is sentenced to 15 years for the abduction and rape of a neighbor in Phoenix, Arizona.

August 2001:
He is released from prison. While in prison he earned his a degree in computer science.

January 2002:
Todd Kohlhepp moves to South Carolina. He accepts a graphic designer job at Seven Sons and Company in Spartanburg. He worked with this company until November 2003.

November 6, 2003:
He killed four people at Superbike Motor Sports.

March 25, 2006:
Todd Kohlhepp receives his private pilot license.

May 2006:
He starts his own real estate company--TKA Real Estate.

May 2014:
Kohlhepp purchased 95 acres in Woodruff, South Carolina.

December 2015:
Megan and Johnny Coxie disappear and are murdered.

August 2016:
Charlie Carver and Kala Brown disappeared. Charlie is killed.

November 3, 2016:
Kala Brown is rescued from Kohlhepp's property.


ASSIGNMENT:
There are two assignments this week. The first is to identify possible other victims of Todd Kohlhepp. He told Kala Brown his number of victims was in the high double digits. Later from jail he told a reporter that the number was even higher and thanked his private pilot license. Currently there is no information that tells us where Kohlhepp may have travelled. Look for unsolved cases or missing people who may fit Kohlhepp's various MO's. If you have any information, please contact us.

The second is an unsolved crime that was similar to Superbike Motor Sports. Three people were killed in a short duration of time much at Blue Ridge Savings Bank. On May 16, 2003, bank employee Sylvia Holtzclaw and bank customers Eb and Maggie Barnes were gunned down inside the bank located in Greer, South Carolina. The murders occurred between 1:24 to 1:30 PM during the course of a robbery. A red Oldsmobile Alero was seen on surveillance camera. The case remains unsolved.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not post side by side photos.
3. Do not contact any family members.
4. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.

Victims of Blue Ridge Savings Bank:


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