The missing teenager’s family Brittanee Drexel finally have answers 13 years after his disappearance. The 17-year-old New Yorker disappeared in 2009 while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, SC
At a press conference on May 16, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver and other South Carolina law enforcement officials said Brittanee’s body was found on May 11 and a suspect was 62 years old. Raymond Moody— has been charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and criminal sexual misconduct in connection with her death.
All of Moody’s alleged crimes took place on April 25, 2009, the same day the teenager was reported missing, according to Weaver.
Appearing alongside authorities who worked on the case, Brittanee’s mother Dawn Drexel told reporters, “This is truly a mother’s worst nightmare. I mourn my beautiful daughter today, as I have for 13 years. We are much closer to peace than I desperately hoped.”
“I am slowly processing all that has come to light,” she continued, adding that the tragic discovery of her daughter’s remains “marks the start of a new chapter. Brittanee’s search is now a pursuit of the justice of Brittane”.