A teen vanished on a spring break trip in 2009. Her body was just found and a man has been arrested

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The assemblage of a 17-year-old miss from New York who disappeared portion visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach connected outpouring interruption 13 years agone has been recovered and a enactment offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday.Brittanee Drexel was past seen April 2009 erstwhile she was walking betwixt hotels successful Myrtle Beach. Her boyfriend, who stayed location successful Rochester, New York, became acrophobic erstwhile she stopped answering texts.Drexel was kidnapped that nighttime by Raymond Douglas Moody, who raped and killed her earlier burying her assemblage the adjacent time successful the woods, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said Monday astatine a quality conference.Drexel's assemblage was recovered past Wednesday successful Georgetown County, astir 35 miles down the seashore from wherever she disappeared. The find came aft a flurry of tips and probe that included Moody's apprehension May 4 connected an obstruction of justness charge.Investigators remained soundless astir the interruption successful the lawsuit until Monday, erstwhile Moody, 62, was charged. Jail records did not bespeak if helium had a lawyer.Sheriff Weaver said Moody has an "extensive enactment offender history" but did not supply details. Moody is connected South Carolina's enactment offender registry for 1983 convictions successful California for sodomy by unit of idiosyncratic nether 14 and kidnapping, according to State Law Enforcement Division Records. The sheriff, the Myrtle Beach constabulary chief, the FBI cause successful complaint of South Carolina and solicitor each said small Monday astir what helped them ace the lawsuit aft 13 years of chaotic rumors that included stash houses for intersexual maltreatment victims' bodies to beryllium fed to alligators and rumored links to different missing women.Arrest warrants said Drexel was strangled the nighttime she disappeared.Police said dental records backed up by DNA investigating confirmed Drexel's remains had been recovered past week."It's a bully time to soberly beryllium reminded of Brittanee and each that she and her household person had to spell through," Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said.Video beneath from 2016: Brittanee Drexel's ma pleads for assistance successful uncovering her daughter's bodyDrexel's parents made different travel to the Myrtle Beach country this week, but this 1 was antithetic than the different visits that progressive candlelight vigils, media interviews and updates from investigators without answers."Today marks the opening of a caller chapter. The hunt for Brittanee is present a pursuit of Brittanee's justice," said Drexel's parent Dawn.She thanked each the investigators who worked to find her daughter."This is genuinely a mother's worst nightmare. I americium mourning my beauteous girl Brittanee arsenic I person for the past 13 years," she said.Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock was moving for the section erstwhile Drexel disappeared and said she ne'er forgot the lawsuit arsenic she roseate done the ranks."It's not the last section we had been hoping for," Prock said Monday. "Every constabulary serviceman has that 1 lawsuit that frequents their each waking thought."

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —

The assemblage of a 17-year-old miss from New York who disappeared portion visiting South Carolina's Myrtle Beach connected outpouring interruption 13 years agone has been recovered and a enactment offender has been charged with murder, kidnapping and rape, authorities said Monday.

Brittanee Drexel was past seen April 2009 erstwhile she was walking betwixt hotels successful Myrtle Beach. Her boyfriend, who stayed location successful Rochester, New York, became acrophobic erstwhile she stopped answering texts.

Drexel was kidnapped that nighttime by Raymond Douglas Moody, who raped and killed her earlier burying her assemblage the adjacent time successful the woods, Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver said Monday astatine a quality conference.

Drexel's assemblage was recovered past Wednesday successful Georgetown County, astir 35 miles down the seashore from wherever she disappeared. The find came aft a flurry of tips and probe that included Moody's apprehension May 4 connected an obstruction of justness charge.

Brittanee Drexel

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Brittanee Drexel

Investigators remained soundless astir the interruption successful the lawsuit until Monday, erstwhile Moody, 62, was charged. Jail records did not bespeak if helium had a lawyer.

Sheriff Weaver said Moody has an "extensive enactment offender history" but did not supply details. Moody is connected South Carolina's enactment offender registry for 1983 convictions successful California for sodomy by unit of idiosyncratic nether 14 and kidnapping, according to State Law Enforcement Division Records.

The sheriff, the Myrtle Beach constabulary chief, the FBI cause successful complaint of South Carolina and solicitor each said small Monday astir what helped them ace the lawsuit aft 13 years of chaotic rumors that included stash houses for intersexual maltreatment victims' bodies to beryllium fed to alligators and rumored links to different missing women.

Arrest warrants said Drexel was strangled the nighttime she disappeared.

Police said dental records backed up by DNA investigating confirmed Drexel's remains had been recovered past week.

"It's a bully time to soberly beryllium reminded of Brittanee and each that she and her household person had to spell through," Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said.

Video beneath from 2016: Brittanee Drexel's ma pleads for assistance successful uncovering her daughter's body

Drexel's parents made different travel to the Myrtle Beach country this week, but this 1 was antithetic than the different visits that progressive candlelight vigils, media interviews and updates from investigators without answers.

"Today marks the opening of a caller chapter. The hunt for Brittanee is present a pursuit of Brittanee's justice," said Drexel's parent Dawn.

She thanked each the investigators who worked to find her daughter.

"This is genuinely a mother's worst nightmare. I americium mourning my beauteous girl Brittanee arsenic I person for the past 13 years," she said.

Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock was moving for the section erstwhile Drexel disappeared and said she ne'er forgot the lawsuit arsenic she roseate done the ranks.

"It's not the last section we had been hoping for," Prock said Monday. "Every constabulary serviceman has that 1 lawsuit that frequents their each waking thought."

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