Trapped and terrified, it has been revealed the 30-year-old was fed one meal a day and was bound by neck and feet inside a box police have described as a “shark cage that you would put underwater”, placed in the storage container.
Brown was locked up with her boyfriend Charlie Carver, 32, who was later shot dead in front of her allegedly by Kohlhepp, the 45-year-old property owner and local real estate agent who police say has since admitted to seven killings.
Kala Brown and her boyfriend Charlie Carver. Source: Facebook
Soon after Brown was rescued by police, Carver's body was found alongside another missing couple on the property.
In a 48 Hours special which just aired on CBS in the US, Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright said Brown was understandably "distraught, panicked" when she was found.
"She was banging very hard on the container," Sheriff Wright told CBS.
"She was bound. There was a chain from the top of the cage to something else that went around her neck. She was distraught, panicked."