On August 31, 2016, Kala Brown, 30, and her boyfriend Charles David Carver, 32, went missing after they went to clean Kohlhepp's residence. Carver was later found dead of multiple gunshots on Kohlhepp's property. Interest in the disappearance of Brown and Carver increased as a result of messages posted to Carver's Facebook account following their disappearance, the unusual nature of which prompted speculation that another party had taken control of his Facebook account. On November 3, Brown was found by authorities, chained to the wall inside a metal storage container on the property. Investigators had tracked her down after tracing the couple's last known cellphone signals, after which they heard banging noises coming from inside the container. A search of Kohlhepp's property recovered Carver's vehicle, which was found in a ravine covered in brush. According to Brown, she witnessed Carver being shot. Kohlhepp's mother claimed Carver was killed for having a "really smart mouth", which Kohlhepp did not like. He also said he kept Brown captive because she did not do anything wrong and that he did not want to hurt her. However, In the Jan. 1, 2018 episode of "People Magazine Investigates: Killing Field," Brown stated in video taken by police just after her release from capture that Kohlhepp had killed Carver because Kohlhepp was "mad at her. " During her captivity, Brown was intimidated into not escaping after having been shown the graves of Kohlhepp's other victims.