Translated From: Body of Spring Breaker, 17, found in the sea as a felon…
Discovered on: 2022-05-22 09:25:41
The remains of a 17-year-old girl were found last week, more than a decade after she went missing during spring break, leading to the arrest of a career criminal who was charged with her murder.
Brittanee Drexel, who was reported missing on April 25, 2009, was discovered Wednesday near Myrtle Beach, Georgetown County, South Carolina, where she was last seen, police said.
“This is truly a mother’s worst nightmare,” Brittanee’s mother, Dawn Drexel, told a news conference.
“I am mourning my beautiful daughter Brittanee as I have been for 13 years, but today is bittersweet. We are much closer to closure and the peace we have been desperately waiting for.”
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Police have arrested career sex offender Raymond Douglas Moody of Georgetown and charged him with first degree murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, reports in the US have suggested.
Moody allegedly strangled Drexel the day he disappeared and buried his body the next day, according to the sheriff.
The young woman’s remains were identified through dental records and DNA tests, police said.
Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver appealed to his family at a press conference on Monday, May 17.
“To the Drexel family, we mourn with you and pray for you as you face the tragedies of 13 years ago,” he said.
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“No one deserves to go through this and our hearts go out to you. Our only hope is that this finding allows her family to properly grieve for Brittanee.”
Brittanee was vacationing with friends in Myrtle Beach when she was reported missing in April 2009.
Police offered a $25,000 reward and released CCTV footage of Brittanee leaving a hotel, the last confirmed sighting of the teen.
Taquan Brown, who is serving 25 years for an unrelated manslaughter case, previously said he saw Brittannee when he visited a “safe house” in the area where she was last seen.
Brittanee was vacationing with friends in Myrtle Beach when she was reported missing in April 2009 (Image: Facebook)
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He said that she was being sexually abused by several men.
While going to give some money to another man on the property, Brittanee apparently tried to run away.
She was “pistol whipped” and led inside before Brown said she heard two gunshots.
He says he saw the body wrapped up and carried away.
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