In an eight-page letter to the press, notorious South Carolina serial killer Todd Kohlhepp wrote that there are more victims of his hidden all around the US. The man, who has already been convicted of killing seven people and is serving a life sentence, says that his previous admission of this fact to the FBI “was blown off”. He furthermore claims that “at this point, I really don’t see reason to give numbers or locations.”
Mr Kohlhepp was apprehended earlier this year when investigators searching for a missing couple found a woman "chained like a dog" inside a shipping container.
That woman, Miss Kala Brown, had been raped and locked inside the container for more than two months after Kohlhepp had shot and killed her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles David Carter. Mr Carter was the last of the seven murder victims, according to the investigating FBI officer.
In addition to Carter, Kohlhepp also pleaded guilty to killing husband-and-wife Johnny and Meagan Coxie in December 2015, as well as four people at local motorcycle shop in 2003.
Miss Brown has since spoken publicly about what she went through, telling journalists that: "He told me as long as I served my purpose, I was safe."
It is widely believed that Kohlhepp is now dangling the ‘other victims’ as a carrot before the FBI’s eyes in order to get some sort of sentence reduction or even a better treatment in prison.
Mr Don Wood, the chief division counsel with the FBI’s Columbia office who is overseeing the investigation into Mr Kohlhepp’s murders, stated that the agency has a pending investigation, but that he wouldn’t comment specifically on what they are doing right now.