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Sat Aug 27, 2016, 01:03 PM

 

FBI agent: Missing teen Brittanee Drexel was kidnapped, shot and dumped in alligator pit

Source: Post and Courier (South Carolina)

A teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp in the dense forests near McClellanville, according to the FBI.

FBI agent Gerrick Munoz this week gave the first detailed account of what investigators think happened to 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel after she disappeared in 2009. His account, contained in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier, is based on a statement from a prison inmate who claims he was present when she was killed.



Read more: http://www.postandcourier.com/20160826/160829517/fbi-agent-missing-teen-brittanee-drexel-was-kidnapped-shot-and-dumped-in-alligator-pit



I remember when she first disappeared. This was a pretty big case that got a fair amount of publicity. Pretty white girl against her parents wishes travels out of state for spring break and is never seen again.

I don't know if I'm buying this conclusion. I'm always suspicious of jailhouse snitches who all too often will say anything when freedom is dangled in front of them. Pending further evidence, I still think she crossed paths with a serial killer. Hoping authorities can finally close this case.

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Reply FBI agent: Missing teen Brittanee Drexel was kidnapped, shot and dumped in alligator pit (Original post)
EL34x4 Aug 2016 OP
Divine Discontent Aug 2016 #1
EL34x4 Aug 2016 #5
Dustlawyer Aug 2016 #7
thucythucy Aug 2016 #2
jtuck004 Aug 2016 #3
Tempest Aug 2016 #6
melman Aug 2016 #9
Tempest Aug 2016 #10
LanternWaste Aug 2016 #14
Blue_Tires Aug 2016 #11
Justice Aug 2016 #4
jmowreader Aug 2016 #8
Blue_Tires Aug 2016 #12
Blue_Tires Aug 2016 #13
LanternWaste Aug 2016 #15

Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 01:19 PM

1. Sick

Young ladies can be so naive and laugh off the message about predators who are out there just waiting for them to be vulnerable. I've warned my beautiful niece about being 18 and alone on campus or after work and not trusting strangers. I think the agent is doing his job and what they have pieced together is more than likely what generally happened. Wouldn't be the first time such inhumane acts occurred. And, of course, my niece laughs me off and says I'm paranoid.

I even told her how my best friend was raped & murdered in my senior year and how awful it was to go through that. They finally caught the guy eons later who was trying to do the same to another woman. This had no effect on her, which frustrates me.

I'm sorry for the family to lose their daughter! Such pain they must deal with.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 02:55 PM

5. Actually, looks like they've been piecing this narrative together for a while now.

 

A little research tells me that they declared her dead last June. It was only yesterday the horrific details surfaced.

I'm sure the authorities don't want to get something this high-profile wrong. After all, convicting the wrong people means there's still a killer running loose.

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 07:36 PM

7. I have three beautiful daughters that I worry about.

They take it serious, but they still are vulnerable. Recently, a young student at the University of Texas was taken from campus, raped, and murdered by a mentally ill young homeless man. One of my daughters was a student there at the time.

I hope the gang that raped and murdered her have nightmares of it for life, preferably behind bars!

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 02:04 PM

2. This poor girl.

What her family must be going through...

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 02:32 PM

3. Story sounds far fetched. No physical evidence, no corroboration, and charging him

 

again, for a crime he has already paid for just to pressure him.

Doesn't sound like justice, yet.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 06:16 PM

6. A whole lot of nothing but an inmate's story.

Sounds like the FBI just wants to close the case.

"But a McClellanville woman whose husband and son have been implicated by the inmate says the story is just a bunch of “craziness” adopted by federal authorities desperate to solve a vexing case."

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Response to Tempest (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 12:15 AM

9. Yeah, well she *would* say that

 

wouldn't she.

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Response to melman (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 12:55 AM

10. And I believe her more than I would a convicted criminal

Especially considering how nonsensical his story is and there's not a shred of evidence to support it.

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Response to Tempest (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 03:57 PM

14. What would pressure the FBI

What would pressure the FBI to allege a conclusion to close the case when many other cases, both higher in profile and using much more manpower, are still being pursued?

Additionally, there is no pressure for the FBI to close any cases outside of political pressure-- as the heads of the organization are appointed rather than elected might be the case with a local DA.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:56 PM

11. fwiw, they did say there was additional outside corroboration

And it is the same general place where her cell phone was last tracked...

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 02:40 PM

4. Sadly the only part that is far fetched is where

The body was dumped. Horrific crime.

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Response to Justice (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 27, 2016, 11:51 PM

8. It's not far-fetched at all

They figured the alligators would destroy the evidence of their crime by eating her.

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Response to Justice (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 02:58 PM

12. What's far-fetched about dumping a body in rural SC?

Isolated, wooded/marshy areas are usually the location of choice...

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 03:12 PM

13. From the archives....

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x5575384


It's a shame to see someone this careless and naive with the inevitable result...

Seven years later I'll still never understand exactly how she got there, how she paid for her own room and other expenses (I've never seen much written about those "friends" from Rochester she was supposedly with), and why mom didn't tell her to immediately come home...

Had I pulled this stunt at 17, my parents would have personally flown down and physically dragged me back home... Had I insisted on staying, they would have told me not to come back because the locks would be changed on the door...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:05 PM

15. I did South Padre Island spring break when I was sixteen and on my own dime.

I did South Padre Island spring break with some friends when I was only sixteen and we did it on our own dime. Sure, I wasn't supposed to go, and payed the price when I returned, but it's standard teen stuff.

Nor is it as expensive as you may believe. Between cheap road-trips and that many teenagers have more money than you may believe-- from a Bat Mitzvah or Quinceañera to part time jobs or grandam consistently sending a $20 bill every year for Christmas, a high school junior popping out a few hundred miles for a long weekend simply isn't really unbelievable or far-fetched to me.

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