They found the body of a teenager who disappeared 13 years ago in South Carolina


Suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Brittany Drexel in police custody

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Poster of the disappearance of Brittany Drexel.AP

Mortal remains of a minor under the age of 17 Brittany Drexel They have been found in Georgetown County, South Carolina, 13 years after they disappeared while visiting Myrtle Beach. The suspect in his death is in custody, officials said on Monday.

Drexel was last seen on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on April 25, 2009 and according to police reports, was going to meet some friends in another hotel when he disappeared, Notify CNN.

His mother, Don Drexel, told CNN at the time that He forbade his daughter from going to Myrtle Beach, a popular high school and college spring break destination. The teenager left anyway, and after she went missing, her mother traveled to Myrtle Beach to help officers search.

The Georgetown County Sheriff told reporters that more than a decade later, the teenager’s remains were discovered last Wednesday. carter weaver, “It’s a Mother’s Nightmare”Don Drexel said at the press conference. “I am mourning my beautiful daughter, Brittany, as I have turned 13. But today is bitter. We are so close to closure and the peace we have been eagerly waiting for.”

The police chief said the investigation led officers to a place where they believe a 62-year-old man buried his body a day after he disappeared. is suspicious Raymond Douglas Moodyof Georgetown, charged with first degree murder, obstruction of justice, kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, according to his arrest warrant.

Officials say she disappeared the day Moody kidnapped and strangled her. “Today marks the beginning of a new chapter. Britney’s pursuit is now Britney’s pursuit of justice.”Don Drexel said. Moody is in custody. It is unknown if he has an attorney and CNN was unable to contact members of his family.

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