Investigators are looking into product reviews posted on Amazon, likely posted by an alleged serial killer. Todd Kohlhepp — suspected of responsibility for as many as seven deaths, as well as keeping one woman chained in a metal shed for two months — is believed to have also authored more than 100 Amazon reviews for tools such as “padlocks, tactical gear, targets, knives and gun accessories,” according to the Greenville News.
The reviews are creepy in tone and form (the author’s pen name, “me,” was linked to a wish list bearing Kohlhepp’s name). Writing of a padlock, the customer says:
solid locks.. have 5 on a shipping container.. wont stop them.. but sure will slow them down til they are too old to care. [sic]
Another review for locks compares whatever they are affixed to to Hotel California, the setting from the Eagles song of the same name (“You can check out any time you like / but you can never leave”).
For a folding shovel:
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.
Police said they are following up on the possible link, but that the Amazon reviews are of secondary importance to the investigation.