Missing no more: Brittanee Drexel’s remains found in SC years after disappearance_freckle removal ottawa

Bryn Eddy·3 min read

The remains of Brittanee Drexel were found on May 11 in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Drexel was 17 years old in 2009 when she was reported missing from Myrtle Beach. She was visiting the area from Rochester, New York with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Blue Water Resort, on Ocean Boulevard.

Media had swarmed to Georgetown County last week following the reported arrest of Raymond Moody, previously named a person of interest in Drexel’s disappearance.

Moody has been charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

Moody, 62, was charged with obstruction of justice, a charge authorities declined to confirm was related to the Drexel case. But the offense date listed for the charge was April 25, 2009 — the same date Drexel was reported missing — according to a South Carolina Law Enforcement Division background check.

Numerous media outlets had reported late last week law enforcement officials combing through a wooded area with heavy equipment on the outskirts of Georgetown County — with some reporting human remains were found — but authorities declined to confirm those reports at the time.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on Monday, May 16 to confirm that Drexel’s remains have been found and that Moody was responsible for her disappearance and death.

Check out a timeline of the investigation into Brittanee Drexel's disappearance

“’Where did it happen? How did it happen? And why did it happen? The ‘why’ may never be known or understood. But today, this task force can confidently and without hesitation answer the rest of those questions, along with the who is responsible,” said Sheriff Carter Weaver of Georgetown County.

Weaver said that Moody is a sex offender with an extensive criminal background — he previously served about half of a 40-year sentence beginning in 1983 on convictions for criminal sexual conduct with minors in California. Weaver also said that the charges being brought against Moody are murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, all occurring within the jurisdictional limits of Georgetown County.

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