She disappeared during the spring holidays of 2009.Police officers say they found her body and her hitman

Sheriff Georgetown

Sheriff Georgetown

The body of a 17-year-old New York girl who disappeared during a 2009 trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was discovered and identified. A registered sex offender who was an early concern in this case has been charged with abduction. , Rape, and strangle her.

At a press conference on Monday, Brittany Drexel’s family heard a law enforcement parade discussing a “bittersweet” turn in cold climates, but about how they could break it for a long time. Did not provide details.

“This is really the worst nightmare for my mother,” said Brittany’s mother, Dawn Precan. “I mourn her beautiful daughter today, as in the last 13 years.”

Raymond Moody, 62, was charged with murdering a teenager and has a wrap sheet that dates back to 1983. 40 miles from where she was last seen.

Officials said they learned of the possibility of a burial site on April 26 and found the body on May 11 on a privately owned land with a gate. Victims were identified by dental records and DNA.

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver finds the answer to what happened to Brittany, where it happened, how it happened, and why it happened after the teenager went missing. It was promised that all resources would be used for this.

“The reason may never be known or understood, but today this task force is confident and without hesitation on the rest of these questions, along with who is responsible. I can answer. “

Amy Prock, police chief at Myrtle Beach, said, “All police officers have one incident that frequently repeats all the thoughts they are awake. This was the case for many of our team. ..

“We are certainly grateful that we were able to bring closures to Brittany’s family, Brittany’s friends, and our community, but that’s not the last chapter we wanted.”

Moody spent 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child and was released in 2004. In 2012, he was nominated as a publicly interested person after an investigator searched for a hotel room where he was staying when Brittany disappeared during the Spring Holidays. Adventure three years ago.

Another man, Timothy Taylor, was nominated as an interested person a few years later, based on testimony from a prison informant. WCIV Report The FBI says Taylor is no longer a suspect.

“Through the investigation, we followed multiple leads, where they led us, and until those leads were completed. That part of the investigation was completed and Moody’s arrest led Brittany. I am confident that there will be a person responsible for the murder, “the FBI said in a statement.

“I hope the FBI has the decency to make a statement to clear Taylor in the same fanfare as when Taylor was mistakenly accused,” Taylor’s lawyer said in a statement.

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