Missing South Carolina woman found "chained like a dog" in small container

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Solicitor's spokesman Murray Glenn would not specify whether the body recovered Friday was a man or a woman and referred all questions to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. "I mean, there's no reason for her to be locked in that cage like a dog for two months that she's not more physically damaged than she is", Wright said at Thursday's press conference.

A woman who had been missing for two months has been found alive after being held captive and chained inside a metal storage container in SC.

Sheriff Wright said Todd Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender following a 1987 kidnapping conviction in Arizona was arrested in connection with the incident.

Acting on a tip, deputies found the woman after hearing her banging inside the container, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said. He says she told deputies she had been kept in the container for two months and had been fed regularly.

Brown stated that she had been in the 30 feet long, 15 wide and 10 to 12 feet high container since she went missing with her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, 32, who is still missing.

Wright said that there could be up to four bodies still on the property.

According to WSPA, a local affiliate of the CBS television network, Brown's friends said that she worked for her alleged kidnapper cleaning houses.

Investigators combed Kohlhepp's property after finding the woman on Thursday and fear he may be a serial killer, USA Today reports, though no bodies had been found as of 7 p.m. on Thursday, NBC reports.

Missing South Carolina woman found

"It's just a miracle by God that we found her alive", Wright told HLN.

Wright said investigators were pursuing further leads based on an interview with Brown, who was "obviously traumatised". At this time we know that no more than what has been reported within the media or statements made by law enforcement.

After the couple disappeared, anxious family members told reporters they'd started to see cryptic Facebook posts on Carver's page and feared it may have been hacked, CNN affiliate WSPA-TV reported.

Police scoured the 100-acre property and found a cache of weapons and ammunition. "It very possibly could be what we have".

Deputies said Friday they are *NOT* seeking volunteers to assist in the search of the property.

Todd Kohlhepp, 45, was on the property when they served the search warrant.

The woman rescued after being held captive inside a storage container said she saw the man who kidnapped her shoot her boyfriend, Solicitor Barry Barnette said in court Friday afternoon.

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