Update 5 / May 2022 / Most likely scenario
Based on the evidence, this is what probably happened.
1) Raymond Moody was driving a Harley at the time, so it's unlikely he was the person who abducted Brittanee initially. He had money at the time, despite being recently released from prison, and also had people to vouch for him, indicating he may have been part of a larger group involved in the abduction.
"The ticket shows Moody was traveling 45 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour section of 16th Avenue North and Cherry Drive in SurfsideBeach."
"It also shows Moody was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was pulled over."
"The ticket indicates Moody paid a $133 fine and therefore did not need to show up to the set May 20, 2009 court date."
'A woman who claimed to be Moody’s girlfriend said in August that she was with Moody on the night Drexel disappeared in 2009 and that she and Moody were no where near Myrtle Beach at that time."
2) The strip where she disappeared from on her walk had security cameras, and if a Harley had been seen in the area she disappeared from Raymond Moody would have been arrested long ago.
3) Most likely the 'jealous girlfriend' made some kind of local contact with somebody who would 'teach Brittanee a lesson'. That contact then eventually got Raymond Moody involved.
4) Once the private security firm was brought in on behalf of the 'friend' of Brittanee, they tried to clean up the mess by creating a fake suspect i.e., Taylor. This security firm made a lot of mistakes, including using identifiable employees to create cover for the online part of their operation.
5) Once their 'Taylor' project was discredited they worked on Raymond Moody to maneuver him into confessing, a simple operation since, although heavily twisted, he is pretty simple.
6) The FBI has probably been restricting access to Raymond Moody to help keep the other people involved i.e. clients of the security firm, from being caught.
7) Raymond Moody will probably be killed by 'suicide' within a few weeks if he can't be prevented from speaking to media. Media in South Carolina are utterly submissive to law enforcement though, and it's possible they will be able to arrange a guilty plea and sentencing without any scrutiny by media through the whole process.
"Raymond Moody, Georgetown, was pulled over by Surfside Beach Police Officer Steve Brode at 3:21pm April 26, 2009, according to the ticket obtained by News 13... The ticket shows Moody was traveling 45 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour section of 16th Avenue North and Cherry Drive in SurfsideBeach.... It also shows Moody was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was pulled over.... The ticket indicates Moody paid a $133 fine and therefore did not need to show up to the set May 20, 2009 court date.... In August 2011 Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies and South Carolina Law Enforcement division agents conducted a search for clues in the Drexel case at the Sunset Lodge Apartments in Georgetown."
Update 4 / May 2022
Best Twitter thread on the subject so far / the only person who is a bit cautious about the news, but also sensible.
I don't know the person but will watch their posts rather than mainstream news posts.
The FBI was not able to solve the case for years, and resorted to fabricating a supposed alligator pit end for the victim with the help of a convict who gave the FBI the story they wanted.
That set up started with a young lady, who was working for law enforcement, pretending that some black males had tried to abduct her.
A family member of the person the FBI was setting up as a suspect is mentioned in that article.
Before Raymond Moody was arrested Google was also prominently showing the articles from a few days later which mentioned that the supposed abductor the FBI was trying to frame had an airtight alibi.
Now, history is being rewritten and Google is filtering results in order to give the impression that the Taylor family might have been arrested justifiably. Google is probably doing this as a favor to the FBI so they don't look like the crooked swine that they are.
The older Taylor is not especially polite to police, that is his 'crime'. He was proven to not have been involved in the fake abduction because he was elsewhere at that moment, as per "business surveillance video". If he had not been in a business with surveillance video the FBI would have solved the case by fabricating him as the killer.
That is the only reason his son was later framed, the only reason a girl working for law enforcement tried to set him up as an 'abductor' nearby where Brittanee was taken, etc.
The complete sleaziness and scumminess of the FBI and their colleagues in North Carolina police departments in this case is mind boggling.
Hopefully they have arrested the right person, but I would give 5/1 odds he will be dead within a few weeks before media can talk to him in depth.
Update 3 / May 2022
The timing of this Twitter post is highly suspicious. It could be the person is a cop with inside information using that information to blog, but who knows.
Hints are being dropped in media that a confession of sorts was involved.
"An arrest warrant for Moody alleges that Drexel was killed by means of manual strangulation."
"Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson told WMBF News that Moody turned himself in. He added that the search for Drexel’s remains took three days with it starting on May 4 and ending on May 7. He said that her body was four feet in the ground."
People should be very suspicious if Raymond Moody 'commits suicide' before he can be interviewed publicly.
At least one person on social media is claiming that he confessed and led them to the body.
If this is true then it completely solves the case, but it should be viewed with extreme skepticism on light of past FBI activities in this case. A powerful fixer i.e., private security company, would push exactly that kind of confession claim.
Previous NC law enforcers in this case appear to have been selected to work on this case based on their willingness to arrest a person who was not involved, based on evidence those same law enforcers concocted.
"Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson" is an unknown and he may well be the rare honest cop, but a smart person will wait for the killer to confess in a public media interview.
At this point 80% chance the FBI is telling the truth and Raymond Moody is the killer.
20% chance it is an extension of the FBI's previous skewing in this case, and Mr Moody will be dead within a few weeks.
Update 2 / May 2022
It does look like law enforcement is telling the truth this time, but there is still a huge gap
And there should be some skepticism until further proof is provided, based on the mentality of Raymond Moody, and the fact that he would have had difficulty charming Brittanee into his vehicle.
The person they arrested this time is probably the actual killer, but still it's unlikely he abducted Brittanee alone. There is strong enough circumstantial evidence that some of her friends were involved that a person should study Raymond Moody's confession carefully after it is extracted.
If the same law enforcement crew is still controlling this case then they will make mistakes when they have him explain the abduction itself, and of course they will prevent media from interviewing him, as in the Esar Met case and literally thousands of other cases.
If South Carolina media interview him credibly and properly, at length, with no prison guards standing near him, and if his story is believable, then this could probably be called solved.
Update 1 / May 2022
It isn't clear yet if the newest suspect is just another patsy arranged by the FBI. Most likely the evidence at this point will be verifiable, and true, or the FBI will have problems. Until/unless media is allowed to interview the suspect, people should be suspicious.
At any rate, hopefully the previous black kid who was a suspect will get enough of a payday from the FBI's blatant misbehavior that he will be able to hire a tutor.
The SCDC, South Carolina Department of Corrections, is designed to protect crooked law enforcers at every step.
"According to SCDC policy... inmates within SCDC are forbidden from speaking to reporters over the phone."
As a side note, if it turns out that the FBI or police really did solve the case this time, their focus will be on extracting as much value as possible for the incarceration industry. A character like the latest suspect would be a goldmine for psychologists trying to reduce that kind of crime, but he is worth much more to the legal system as a way to get more funding and support of police. If the focus were on solving the psychological side then there would be no barrier to finding out, factually, whether Raymond Moody also killed Crystal Soles https://13wham.com/news/local/her-daughter-is-also-missing-case-often-linked-to-drexel-disappearance but the psychological side instead is made subordinate to any benefits 'law enforcers' can extract for their industry.
On researching a bit / it does kind of look like another fakesolving by the FBI, due to the 'obstruction' charge instead of 'murder'. In this case the guy does seem like he may be guilty, even if the FBI and police are only trying to close the case without evidence. It should be clear within a few weeks.
The biggest problem has to do with the fact that she disappeared while walking from one hotel to another on a crowded strip. This, the way she disappeared, points to several people being involved, and if Raymond Moody was involved then he probably was not acting alone. So if the police are cooking evidence again, and they are going to push Raymond Moody as a circumstantial suspect acting alone, they will create another fiction full of holes.
Hopefully it is safe to say
1) The remains found were positively identified as a female of roughly the age of Brittanee Drexel
2) Some clothing or jewelry identifiable as belonging to her was found with the body
An alternate possibility which would equally justify the arrest would be if the body is associated with Crystal Soles.
One of the darker aspects of the body's discovery may be evidence of how long she was alive after disappearing.
Brittanee Drexel and Shannon McConaughey were two teen girls, 17 and 19, who disappeared in South Carolina.
Shannon was found dead but Brittanee has not been found yet. The FBI appears to have deliberately cultivated false information from a prisoner and then, knowing that information was false, tried to 'close the case' on the basis of that false information.
Once more information was public and it was clear the FBI had deliberately promoted inaccurate information, the FBI promoted the view that it had been deceived by the inmate.
These two related cases are interesting because they provide what appears to be clear evidence of a 'private' security company, hired by the guilty, using its connections in law enforcement to skew a case.
There are several facts that should make a person hesitate to be sure Brittanee Drexel is dead.
1) The disappearance involved some acquaintances of hers who probably arranged with some local males to have her 'sold' and 'held'.
2) The fact that her cellphone pings stayed in a neighboring town for a while probably indicates she was taken to that town to be held initially, and then her phone and other items were taken south to be dumped.
3) The simple fact that she was an attractive young woman would have given her a high 'cash value' among the people most likely involved. In other words in the short term she was worth a lot alive, nothing dead.
4) If the most likely scenario played out she was held captive by a captor or captors who would have had more and more difficulty killing her the longer they kept her.
It's unknown of course whether she is alive or dead, but giving false closure to the family by pretending to have proof of her death, as the FBI did, is much worse than simply not investigating the obvious suspects, which the FBI also did.
Because of the very specific circumstances surrounding her disappearance, if she is dead it is more likely that she would have died of a medical issue than from overt violence like the fictional gunshot and alligator pit nonsense that the FBI was trying to sell.
Aside from the alligator pit deception there was also a false abduction deception arranged by state police, probably with help from the FBI
and several other less publicized deceptions, intended only to deceive the public and make it look like the FBI and police were doing their jobs when in fact they were simply doing work for the private firm hired by the actual culprits.
One of many peripheral stories involved a supposed 'zombie prostitute' and her family reunion.
January 2018, the person who the FBI tried to frame is to be sentenced. A lot of online people are promoting it as proxy justice because they believe the FBI nonsense.
Followed by international coverage of a strange local story
Followed quickly by
This 'zombie prostitute' story may have been contrived by 'law enforcers', with the cooperation of the people involved, to give credibility to the 'alligator pit' story among a certain segment of the public. If the case is investigated properly it will become clear why the 'zombie prostitute' tale is suspect.
More material will be added once research is done, but so far indications are /
1) Shannon and Brittanee were both held, at some point, by individuals with a connection to law enforcement in that region.
2) Both federal and state law enforcers deliberately mishandled each case. Their motives appear to have been both financial and the 'friend of a friend' motivation often employed by private security firms.
In the Drexel case, the firm that was hired to "keep the investigation in South Carolina" arranged a high profile state police investigator to be assigned to the case. They would have paid him for his efforts.
SLED agent Kin McKenzie was a high profile prominent investigator with the South Carolina state police. He was assigned to 'tidy up' the Brittanee Drexel case, which he did. His internet presence has largely been scrubbed, probably to cover his similar actions in other cases and cover his real employer. A few broken links...
https://wpde. com/news/story.aspx?id=481213 Story removed from all online sources, including caches
https://www.myrtlebeachonline .com/2010/07/12/1583322/sled-agent-added-to-drexel-disappearance.html Story removed from all online sources, including caches
https://www.southstrandnews. com/local/sled-joins-sheriff-s-office-in-brittanee-drexel-case2010-07-13t19-20-13/ Story removed from all online sources, including caches
https://www.zoominfo. com/people/Kin/Mckenzie Story removed from all online sources, including caches
https://www.whec. com/news/stories/S1652403.shtml?cat=566 Story removed from all online sources, including caches
Those pages will probably reappear in popular caches eventually, slightly modified.
The FBI side of the investigation involved getting a lot of FBI agents to ignore evidence. That could only be done easily by a senior FBI supervisor with a gift for spinning scenarios, and he or she could have a direct connection to the firm, for example through past military service, but money would still be offered as a politeness.
3) The later case, involving Brittanee Drexel, was misdirected very early, at a point when it was more likely she was still alive. This led to some conflicting motives among the people involved and probably explains their shoddy tradecraft.
4) It's unlikely that Brittanee is still alive, but it is very possible. Unless the investigation is refocused in the proper direction this already slim chance will dwindle further. There is a very slim chance she is one of countless people used by small drug and human traffickers, individuals and groups almost always closely linked to law enforcers and private security firms. Note the reference to DynCorp near the 13 minute mark of this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ldkw62WkaBU The involvement of a high dollar, well connected security firm in a local case involving a local crime involving people without a lot of money is unusual, unless the security firm has an interest in the crime.
5) Although the use of a private security firm to fix a criminal case involving a non wealthy client is not common, many other aspects of these cases are common. The corruption at the local, state and federal levels that are involved in this case, such as deliberately seeking false information from prisoners, is widespread in the United States.
During the Dakota Access pipeline protests, the group of oil companies that would profit from the pipeline hired several private security firms to make sure the protests were not successful.
These security firms, working for the oil companies, infiltrated the protestors, arranged arrests, managed media and engaged in various covert actions, most of which are not yet public.
"As of today’s date there are several Security Companies working for the DAPL pipeline. TigerSwan Security is in charge of the DAPL Intelligence and overall supervisor of the other security companies. Leighton Security and HE Security are in charge of security for the DAPL equipment at the work sites. Leighton Security is working under HE Security. 10 Code Security and Russle Group Security are in charge of drilling operations for DAPL. SRG Security is in charge of filming operations. I was told by a 10 Code employee that SRG Security and Russle Group Security are working under 10 Code Security."
A person should be careful with PDFs that discuss corruption, so the text of the PDF is copied at the bottom of this page.
Many people are aware of the activities of 'TigerSwan' in sabotaging indigenous interests during the Dakota Access protest.
Historically these companies have been known for some shady work overseas.
In fact, these companies, morphing constantly in name, have long been active in criminal cases in the U.S.
Wealthy people who can afford these companies can have virtually any criminal charges mitigated or disappeared. Because these companies operate through powerful networks, usually involving a shared history in military or similar organizations, and because they almost always have superb connections at high levels of investigative agencies, these firms are largely untouchable.
These firms are intertwined with 'official' agencies wherever they work.
"He has admitted that he was employed by a clandestine private security firm that was paid by commercial firms to monitor protesters."
The case discussed here, involving Brittanee Drexel and Shannon McConaughey is a little bit different though.
In this case the firm involved made a series of catastrophic mistakes, exposing their personnel and tactics.
Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 and was not found until 2009. Below are a few of the reasons it took so long to find her.
"DAPL FOLLOW UP1.09/16/2016: I spoke to Francine Johnson, ND Private Investigation and Security Board (NDPISB) in reference to DAPL security officers being license in North Dakota. The NDPISB had concerns that security officers were being brought to North Dakota from other states and not registering or applying for a Security Officers license. Francine explained that if the Security Officer was working for DAPL and receiving their paycheck from DAPL, then they did not require a North Dakota License."
"2.Francine and I spoke about whether a North Dakota licensed Security Company could have security officers from DAPL working as a subcontractor for them. Francine told me this could happen as long as the officer made application with the licensing board and a full background was done by BCI and the FBI."
"3.I asked Francine if I could get a roster of security officers that worked as DAPL security officers and Francine asked me to send my request via email.'
"4.09/19/2016: I sent a request via email for the roster.'
"5.09/21/2016: I spoke to SA Joe Arenz and SA Lindsey Wolt, ND Bureau of Investigation. SA Wolt is currently investigating an incident that occurred on September 03, 2016, that involved DAPL security officers and the pipeline protesters. SA Wolt told me she was in the process of having several security officers interviewed. These officers included several dog handlers."
"6.10/17/2016: I met with SA Joe Arenz. As of today’s date Frost Kennels of Ohio have not been cooperative and no dog handler’s interviews have been done. SA Arenz told me he has been provided a letter from the State of Ohio stating that Frost Kennels is not a registered security company in the State of Ohio. Through Social Media I have been able to identify (2) handlers, Richardo Bullard and Ashley Welch."
"7.SA Arenz and I spoke about the private security and whether they have been registered through the NDPISB. At the time of the September 3 protest, 10-Code and Silverton were the two private security companies working for the DAPL pipeline. Silverton was possibly working under 10-Codes security license. The dog handlers were working under Silverton and were not registered as security officers under the NDPISB. I was told the intent was to eventually get the handlers registered and that on September 3, 2016 there was no intentions of using the dogs or handlers for security work. Because of the protest events, the dogs were deployed as a method of trying to keep the protesters under control."
"8.I have been told Silverton is no longer doing any security work for the DAPL pipeline."
"9.I spoke to Morton County ASA Gabrielle Goter about the report of dog handlers not being properly license through NDPISB. ASA Goter told me she felt any violations should be handled through NDPISB. 10.10/18/2016: As of today’s date there are several Security Companies working for the DAPL pipeline. TigerSwan Security is in charge of the DAPL Intelligence and overall supervisor of the other security companies. Leighton Security and HE Security are in charge of security for the DAPL equipment at the work sites. Leighton Security is working under HE Security."
"10 Code Security and Russle Group Security are in charge of drilling operations for DAPL. SRG Security is in charge of filming operations. I was told by a 10 Code employee that SRG Security and Russle Group Security are working under 10 Code Security."
"11.Through this investigation it has become evident that many security companies have been hired to do security work for the DAPL pipeline project. Although lists of security employees have been provided, there is no way of confirming whether the list is accurate or if names have been purposely withheld. Many of the initial security officers have come and gone and there is no way to prove who was doing security work. Through this investigation it has been proven that the dog handlers were not properly licensed to do security work in the State of North Dakota."
"12.At this time this report and SA Joe Arenzs’ report will be forwarded to the Morton County States Attorney’s Office and the ND Private Investigators and Security Board for possible charges."