A man long connected to a famous South Carolina cold case is behind bars, but officials have remained mum about why.
Raymond Moody was booked into jail in Georgetown County, South Carolina, earlier this month. He was named as a person of interest in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel but was never arrested.
Drexel went missing from her Myrtle Beach hotel in 2009 and seemingly vanished. Her case has been a favorite of True Crime sleuths and has left police stumped.
Moody was booked into jail on an obstruction of justice charge and is being held without bail. Officials have not said if his arrest is in connection to the Drexel case.
But there is no record of his case in both federal and South Carolina arrest databases as officials remain mum. Law enforcement in South Carolina and federal investigators have not responded to FrontPageDetectives for more information.
Drexel’s family has also not commented on the booking.
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In the spring of 2009, Drexel, 17, went to Myrtle Beach from her New York home without the permission of her parents. She went with friends for a spring break trip.
But she walked out of her hotel one day and seemingly vanished.
Drexel has not been seen since as police continue to investigate the incident. Both local law enforcement and FBI officials have looked at the case. An FBI agent testified at a court hearing that a witness claimed he saw Drexel at a drug house in Georgetown County. There, she was raped before she was killed and tossed into a pit with alligators.
Investigators have conducted numerous searches in Georgetown County over the years but have not made an arrest in the case or found Drexel’s remains.
Her family continues to speak about the case and tries to keep her memory alive.
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