WOODRUFF, S.C. — A South Carolina woman who went missing with her boyfriend in late August has been found alive, according Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright.
Wright said deputies found 30-year-old Kala Brown “chained like a dog” inside a large metal container after they heard her banging on the walls, according to WYFF. Authorities said they believe she had been kept in the container for the last two months.
Brown said she had been chained by the neck inside the container. She was given food regularly.
Police arrested 45-year-old Todd Kohlhepp, the registered owner of the Wofford Road property where Brown was found, and took him to a nearby detention center.
Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, was convicted of a kidnapping in Arizona when he was 16 years old, according to South Carolina officials.
Charges are pending.
Brown is being evaluated at an area medical facility, according to Wright.