Jailhouse tips, searches and vigils: A timeline of Brittanee Drexel’s SC disappearance_laser freckle removal ireland

David Weissman·5 min read

The 13-year mystery surrounding Brittanee Drexel’s disappearance appears to have finally reached a conclusion after law enforcement discovered her remains.

The Rochester, New York teenager went missing in 2009 while visiting Myrtle Beach with friends, and local and federal law enforcement have been chasing lead after lead in the years since.

Her remains were found last week in Georgetown County and positively identified via dental records, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday at a press conference.

Raymond Moody, 62, has been arrested and charged with murder, kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and obstruction of justice in relation to the case.

Here’s a timeline of major events related to the investigation of Drexel’s disappearance:

April 25-26, 2009: Brittanee Drexel, 17, is last seen on video surveillance April 25 leaving the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard. She was on a spring break trip with friends without her parents’ knowledge. A friend reported her missing early the next morning after not hearing from her for several hours.

May 8, 2009: Just weeks after Drexel was reported missing, friends and family come together to hold a vigil on the beach as Georgetown and Charleston officials prepare to search a wooded area based on where the teen’s phone gave off its last known signal.

Brittanee Drexel
Brittanee Drexel

October 17, 2009: About six months after Drexel was reported missing, nearly 100 trained volunteers from law enforcement agencies throughout the Carolinas and Florida spent about 12 hours searching throughout various areas around Georgetown County using Cadaver-sniffing dogs, but nothing was found.

Persons of interest identified, searches continue

April 2010: About a year after her daughter was reported missing, Dawn Drexel tells local media that Myrtle Beach police informed her they’ve identified three or four persons of interest related to the case. A Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputy even suggested they may be close to making an arrest. The investigation had grown at this point to include a private investigator.


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