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Chilling Amazon reviews tied to suspected S.C. serial killer

San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle 7/11/2016 Mike Moffitt

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A suspected serial killer who allegedly kept a woman chained inside a metal storage shed for two months may have written several chilling Amazon product reviews, according to Greenville (S.C.) Online.

An Amazon user named "me" whose wish list was linked to "Todd Kohlhepp" reviewed knives, gun accessories, targets, tactical gear, padlocks and other gear from 2014 to 2016.

Todd Kohlhepp's enters the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility, in Spartanburg, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The judge denied bond for Kohlhepp, charged with a 2003 quadruple slaying and more recently holding a woman captive on his property. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) ORG XMIT: SCRS110 © Richard Shiro Todd Kohlhepp's enters the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility, in Spartanburg, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The judge denied bond for Kohlhepp, charged with a 2003 quadruple slaying and more recently holding a woman captive on his property. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) ORG XMIT: SCRS110 Police say 45-year-old Todd Kohlhepp, who had a small real estate business, is suspected in as many as seven deaths. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping Thursday after investigators found 30-year-old Anderson resident Kala Brown "chained up like a dog" inside a metal storage container on his rural property. She had been there for weeks after being lured to Kohlhepp's home for a house-cleaning job.

A search of the property turned up the remains of Brown's boyfriend, Charlie Carver, in a shallow grave. Authorities said he had been shot multiple times.

Law enforcement personnel stand near police tape on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. A wooden storage shed is seen in the background. A woman was found earlier this week in a locked metal container on Kohlhepp's property in rural Woodruff. Kohlhepp is due in court for a bond hearing Sunday after investigators say he confessed to an unsolved quadruple murder that happened 13 years ago. He's also charged with the woman's kidnapping, and prosecutors say more charges are expected. © Richard Shiro, AP Law enforcement personnel stand near police tape on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. A wooden storage shed is seen in the background. A woman was found earlier this week in a locked metal container on Kohlhepp's property in rural Woodruff. Kohlhepp is due in court for a bond hearing Sunday after investigators say he confessed to an unsolved quadruple murder that happened 13 years ago. He's also charged with the woman's kidnapping, and prosecutors say more charges are expected. The Amazon reviewer "me" wrote on Sept. 13, 2014: "haven't (sic) stabbed anyone yet ... yet ... but I am keeping the dream alive and when I do, it will be with a quality tool like this ..."

A review of a shovel with a folding handle included this recommendation: "keep in car for when you have to hide the bodies and you left the full size shovel at home ... does not come with a midget, which would have been nice."

In a positive review about a padlock, "me" posted, "solid locks ... have 5 on a shipping container ... won't stop them ... but sure will slow them down til they are too old to care (sic)."

Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger, left and Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright hold a news conference in front of Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Authorities have found another body buried at the rural South Carolina property where a woman was found chained in a metal container. © Richard Shiro, AP Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger, left and Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright hold a news conference in front of Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Authorities have found another body buried at the rural South Carolina property where a woman was found chained in a metal container. Another padlock review, posted on Jan. 14, 2015, said, "now my locks have locks... place is hotel california now..."

The last line of The Eagles 1977 hit, "Hotel California," says, "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.'"

Authorities say Kohlhepp, a register sex offender, confessed late last week to killing four people in the previously unsolved 2003 "Superbike murders" case in Spartanburg County.

JoAnn McKinney, a local resident, prepares a cross on the fence of Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Authorities have charged Kohlhepp, 45, with four counts of murder in the deaths of four people in 2003 at the Superbike Motorsports motorcycle shop. His alleged role in those killings was uncovered, authorities said, after the woman was found last week in a locked metal container on Kohlhepp's property in rural Woodruff. © Richard Shiro, AP JoAnn McKinney, a local resident, prepares a cross on the fence of Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Authorities have charged Kohlhepp, 45, with four counts of murder in the deaths of four people in 2003 at the Superbike Motorsports motorcycle shop. His alleged role in those killings was uncovered, authorities said, after the woman was found last week in a locked metal container on Kohlhepp's property in rural Woodruff. On Saturday, Kohlhepp led investigators to where he says two other bodies are buried on his property. One was subsequently found.

Kohlhepp served 14 years for kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl when he was 15. 

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