The disturbing video, released by prosecutors late Friday along with dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence, shows the moment on Nov. 3, 2016 when officers discover Brown, who authorities say was “chained up like a dog” inside a metal storage container on Kohlhepp’s property near Woodruff.
After hearing Brown’s screams, officers are seen on video breaking open the green container she was kept in and entering into its darkness with flashlights and guns. They walk past cases of plastic water bottles, metal shelving and what appears to be a cage before finding Brown at the back of the bin.
In the video, Brown is seen on a makeshift bed. She’s dressed in a dark long-sleeved shirt, sweatpants and flip flops, and has a large chain around her neck. Her hands are cuffed behind her head.
“My neck’s attached to the wall up here,” Brown tells the officers with a quiet, shaky voice.
“We’re getting bolt cutters, honey,” one officer tells her.
One officer asks Brown, “Where’s your buddy?”
“Charlie? He shot him,” Brown says, referring to her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Carver.
“Who did?” the officer asks.
After freeing Brown from her chains, the officers wrap a towel around her shoulders and lead her out of the container.
Brown, 30, and Carver had been missing for two months before authorities located her. Brown’s cellphone indicated she might have been in the area where she was discovered when she vanished.
Carver's body was later found in a shallow grave on Kohlhepp's vast property. Authorities recovered other human remains from the premises.