Horrible Fate of SC Teen Who Vanished: 17 Year-Old ‘Was Gang-Raped, Shot and Fed to Alligators’

Horrible Fate of SC Teen Who Vanished: 17 Year-Old ‘Was Gang-Raped, Shot and Fed to Alligators’

People around the country have been wondering what happened to missing teenager Brittanee Drexel, who vanished while on vacation. Now, investigators might finally have some answers, thanks to an informant who told them what happened.

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From the Daily Mail:

Brittanee Marie Drexel, then 17, traveled to Myrtle Beach from Rochester in 2009 with some friends without telling her parents and disappeared without a trace after leaving her friend’s hotel on April 25.

In June, investigators said they believed the missing teen was dead, and offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

On Friday, an FBI agent gave the first detailed account of what authorities believe happened to the teen, based on an account from an imprisoned man who says he saw Drexel’s horrific last moments and made a jailhouse confession, according to the Post and Courier.

FBI agent Gerrick Munoz said in a report, citing the prisoner’s account, that Drexel was being held in a ‘stash house’ outside of McClellanville, about an hour outside of Myrtle Beach.

Police had previously said they believed that the high school student was held for at least three days against her will near McClellanville, as that is where they traced signals from her cell phone after her disappearance.

Earlier this year, an inmate who was sentenced to 25 years for voluntary manslaughter told police he knew what happened to the young woman.

The inmate, Taquan Brown of Walterboro, told agents that he entered a ‘stash house’ in the days after Drexel’s abduction and saw Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, then 16, ‘sexually abusing’ her.

Brown said he then went outside to give Da’Shaun’s father, Shaun, some money, and saw the girl run from the house, but she was caught and ‘pistol-whipped.’

According to Brown, she was then dragged back into the house, and Brown said he heard two gun shots and later saw the girl’s body wrapped up and taken away.

Munoz said several witnesses said the teen’s body had been thrown in an ‘alligator pit’ and ‘eaten by the gators.’

So far agents have not been able to find the girl’s remains despite checking 14 alligator ponds. They believe there are about 40 in the area.

Joan Taylor, the wife of Shaun Taylor and mother of Da’Shaun Taylor, says the story implicating the pair is ‘craziness’ made up by investigators to get her son to confess to the crime.

However, agents say the gruesome account has been backed up by other ‘tidbits’ and ‘second hand information’ that have been coming in recently, and by another inmate in Georgetown County.

Munoz said that, according to the second inmate, who got the account secondhand, Da’Shaun allegedly managed to get the girl from where he met her in Myrtle Beach back to McClellanville and then ‘showed her off, introduced her to some other friends that were there … they ended up tricking her out with some of their friends, offering her to them and getting a human trafficking situation.’

When her case began to receive massive publicity, the alleged abductor felt he had a problem and so she was ‘murdered and disposed of’ said the FBI agent.

We can only pray that, if this is true, her death was at least quick and that she didn’t suffer for too long. And hopefully, investigators will find evidence to back this up so that her murderers can be put to justice.

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