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Buyers Line Up For Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp's Belongings In South Carolina
Buyers flocked to the convicted serial killer's 96-acre property to pick up their morbid memorabilia.
Vehicles lined up along the edge of convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp’s 96-acre property near Woodruff, South Carolina — the same location where he'd buried three of his seven murder victims.
It’s also the same property where the former real estate agent chained a woman to the inside of a storage unit for months.
People swarmed to the sordid spot between Saturday and Wednesday to collect items they purchased during a brief online auction, according to the Greenville News in Greenville, South Carolina.
Among the items purchased, according to the Greenville News: A gun safe, an ATV, power tools, a handcuff key, books, rain barrels and gas cans.
Buyers also snatched up Kohlhepp's artwork collection, which included a banner featuring skulls, and a motorcycle with green flames coming out of it.
Holly Thrift paid $21 for three rain barrels.
"They're not going to contain any bodies," she joked to a Greenville News reporter. "I was just curious what they were going to auction then when I saw those, I said, 'There's my rain barrels.'"
All proceeds from the auction will go to settlement payouts for Kohlhepp's victims and their families. Last week, a judge awarded $6.3 million to Kala Brown, the woman he'd held captive in a shipping container.
Kohlhepp was convicted in 2017 of seven murders, including four slayings at a motorcycle shop in 2003.
He is currently serving seven consecutive life sentences.
Kohlhepp, now 47, was spared the death penalty after pleading guilty to the murders. He had been arrested in 2016, after Brown was found chained up on his property.
Brown was forced to watch in horror as Kohlhepp shot and killed her boyfriend, Charles Carver, whose body was later found on Kohlhepp’s property, along with the bodies of two other victims, Meagan and Johnny Coxie.
Kohlhepp claimed to Brown that he had killed nearly 100 people, she later recalled.
Authorities last week combed a swath of South Carolina woods where Kohlhepp told them he'd buried two other bodies, but did not find human remains in the area.
[Photo: Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office]