Where were the protesters and rioters on this? On the night of April 25, 2009, everything changed when 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel walked out of a hotel and was never seen or heard from again. She had fled to Myrtle Beach for spring break, without her parent’s knowledge.
She was last seen on April 25, 2009, when she walked out of her friend’s hotel–never to be heard from again. In June of that year, police believed she was dead and offered a $25,000 for any information leading to an arrest.
Cellphone records showed Brittanee’s phone pinged seven miles south of Myrtle Beach just half an hour after her disappearance. Then two and a half hours later, at 11:58 p.m., her cellphone pings again. This time it’s 50 miles south of Myrtle Beach, in a town called McClellanville, S.C. The phone then goes dead.
A dramatic break in the case came when Taquan Brown, a prison inmate serving 25 years for manslaughter in an unrelated case, told investigators he saw what happened. Brittannee was kidnapped, gang-raped, pistol-whipped and shot dead by a several men led by Da’Shaun Taylor of McClellanville. Then, she was treated in the most gruesome way. Her body was dumped in a swamp filled with alligators.
Yet, just a year after Brittannee vanished, kidnapped, gang-raped, pistol-whipped and shot dead by a several men led by Da’Shaun Taylor of McClellanville.
FBI Special Agent Mike Connelly said:
There’s so much I can’t say about this investigation, and the reason being it’s really at a sensitive point right now.