Most people get their knowledge about serial killers from either fictional or based-on-true story depictions in movies.
Plotlines and characterizations keep the audience engaged, often through exaggerations, overly dramatized scenes, or the emotional elements captured on cameras. The point is to draw viewers’ attention to the atrocities on screen.
There is rarely an aspect explored apart from the deranged nature of the killers.
While some killers can be categorized as introverts or perhaps outcasts, most are not social misfits at all; at a glance, there is nothing unusual, mysterious, or suspicious in them.
Their ability to mingle effortlessly with society only makes them easily overlooked and elusive.
In November 2016, a seemingly all-normal 45-year-old real estate agent named Todd Kohlhepp was found responsible for the kidnapping and murders of four people reported missing months earlier.
As the case developed, authorities determined Kohlhepp had been the serial killer on the run since November 2003.
Born Todd Christopher Sampsell on March 7, 1971, he was a successful businessman with an IQ of 118. Behind that benign facade, however, was an evil horrendous beast.
10 /10 Criminal History
Todd Kohlhepp has a criminal history. In late November 1986, 15-year-old Todd kidnapped a 14-year-old girl. He brought the girl to his home and raped her.
He walked the girl home soon afterward but threatened to kill her younger siblings if she said anything to anyone about what he had just done.
It didn’t take long until the authorities came knocking. He pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
Charges of sexual assault and crime against children were later dropped. Kohlhepp served 15 years of prison term.
9 /10 Real Estate Agent
After his release in August 2001, Kohlhepp moved up in the world by becoming a real estate agent.
He received the license in 2006. Since obtaining the real estate license would have been impossible considering his conviction (which also made him a registered sex offender), he must have lied on the application.
He accumulated quite a wealth from his work, including a house in Moore, a 95-acre property just outside Woodruff, two BMW cars, and a motorcycle. Ever since his release, everything appeared to be an improvement for him.