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Arrest made in 2009 murder of teen in Myrtle Beach

The body of a 17-year-old New York girl who went missing while visiting Myrtle Beach in South Carolina in the spring of 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday.Brittanee Drexel in April 2009 when he was walking among hotels in Myrtle Beach. Her boyfriend, who stayed home in Rochester, New York, was worried when he stopped responding to messages. Drexel was abducted that night by Raymond Douglas Moody, who raped and killed her before burying her body the next day in the woods, Georgetown County Carter’s Weaver said Monday in a news conference. Drexel’s body was found last Wednesday in Georgetown, about 35 miles below the coast from where she disappeared. The revelation came after a series of tips and research that included Moody’s arrest on May 4 for obstructing justice. Investigators remained silent on the case until Monday, when Moody, 62, was indicted. Prison records did not indicate whether he had a lawyer. Sheriff Weaver said Moody had an “extensive history of sex offenders,” but gave no details. Moody is on the South Carolina sex offenders’ list of 1983 convictions in California for sodomy by force of a person under the age of 14 and kidnapping, according to state law enforcement records. The sheriff, Myrtle Beach Police Chief, the FBI agent in charge of South Carolina and the lawyer said Monday about what helped them solve the case after 13 years of wild rumors involving hideouts for their bodies. victims of sexual abuse. alligators and rumored links to other missing women. Arrest warrants said Drexel was strangled the night she disappeared. Police said dental records documented by DNA tests confirmed that Drexel’s remains had been found last week. Richardson. The following is a video from 2016: Brittanee Drexel’s mom asks for help finding her daughter’s body “Today marks the beginning of a new chapter. The search for Brittanee is now a pursuit of Brittanee justice,” said Drexel’s mother, Dawn. “This is really a mother’s worst nightmare. I mourn my beautiful daughter Brittanee like she has for the last 13 years,” said Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock, who worked at “Drexel disappeared when he said he never forgot the case as he climbed the ladder. It’s not the last chapter we’ve been waiting for,” Prock said on Monday.

The body of a 17-year-old New York girl who went missing while visiting Myrtle Beach in South Carolina 13 years ago has been found and a sex offender charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday.

Brittanee Drexel was last seen walking through hotels in Myrtle Beach in April 2009. Her boyfriend, who stayed home in Rochester, New York, was worried when she stopped responding to messages.

Drexel was abducted that night by Raymond Douglas Moody, who raped and killed her before burying her body the next day in the woods, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver told a news conference Monday.

Drexel’s body was found last Wednesday in Georgetown County, about 35 miles below the coast from where she disappeared. The revelation came after a series of tips and research that included Moody’s arrest on May 4 for obstructing justice.

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Investigators remained silent until the break of the case until Monday, when Moody, 62, was charged. Prison records did not indicate whether he had a lawyer.

Sheriff Weaver said Moody had an “extensive history of sex offenders,” but gave no details. Moody is on the South Carolina sex offenders’ list of 1983 convictions in California for sodomy by force of a person under the age of 14 and kidnapping, according to state law enforcement records.

The sheriff, Myrtle Beach Police Chief, the FBI agent in charge of South Carolina and the lawyer said Monday about what helped them solve the case after 13 years of wild rumors involving hideouts for their bodies. victims of sexual abuse. alligators and rumored relationships with other missing women.

Arrest warrants said Drexel was strangled the night she disappeared.

Police said dental records documented by DNA tests confirmed that Drexel’s remains had been found last week.

“It’s a good day to soberly remember Brittanee and everything she and her family had to go through,” said attorney Jimmy Richardson.

Video below from 2016: Brittanee Drexel’s mom begs for help to find her daughter’s body

Drexel’s parents made another trip to the Myrtle Beach area this week, but this was different from other visits that included candlelight vigils, media interviews, and briefings from unanswered researchers.

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter. The search for Brittanee is now a pursuit of Brittanee justice,” said Drexel’s mother, Dawn.

She thanked all the researchers who worked to find her daughter.

“This is really a mother’s worst nightmare. I mourn my beautiful daughter Brittanee like I did for the last 13 years,” she said.

Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prok was working in the department when Drexel disappeared and said she never forgot the case as she climbed the ladder.

“It’s not the last chapter we’ve been waiting for,” Prock said Monday. “Every police officer has this one case that frequents his every thought.”

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