SC BRITTANEE DREXEL: Missing from Myrtle Beach, SC - 25 April 2009 - Age 17

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Both photos shown are of Brittanee. Her ears and nose are pierced. Brittanee has blonde highlights in her hair. She was last seen wearing a white, black, teal, and gray top, along with black shorts, similar to the outfit pictured above. Brittanee was also wearing white flip flops. When she was last seen, she was wearing blue colored contacts.
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In April 2009, Brittanee asked for her mother's permission to travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for spring break with her friends and longtime boyfriend. Her mother said no, they argued about it, and Brittanee got permission to go to a friend's home. She went to Myrtle Beach in spite of what her mother said.

Her mother was unaware of this; she thought Brittanee was staying with a friend locally. They spoke several times on the telephone after she arrived in South Carolina. Brittanee's mother didn't find out where her daughter really was until she was notified that Brittanee had disappeared.

Brittanee's friends last saw her Bar Harbor Hotel in Myrtle Beach at 8:00 p.m. on April 25, 2009. Brittanee walked more than a mile to the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard, where other friends were staying. Surveillance cameras there show her going into the resort, then leaving sometime after 8:30 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., she sent a text message to one of her friends saying she was going to see a friend who was staying at another hotel. She has never been heard from again.

She left all her clothes behind at her hotel room. Her beige purse and pink cellular phone disappeared with her. The phone's last signal was near U.S. 17 and the Charleston County line the night Brittanee went missing. Since then its battery has died.

In the summer of 2016, investigators announced they believe they know what happened to Brittanee, and named a suspect in her case. They believe she was held against her will for four days before being murdered. A witness, Taquan Brown, testified he'd seen Timothy Da'Shaun Taylor and several other people sexually assaulting Brittanee at a drug dealer's "stash house" in McClellanville, South Carolina, a small town about sixty miles south of Myrtle Beach. Timothy's father, Shaun Taylor, was also present.

Police believe Timothy planned to force Brittanee into prostitution, but after her disappearance received widespread publicity, he decided to kill her. At one point, Brittanee tried to escape and ran from the house, but she was caught, pistol-whipped and taken back inside. Brown says he later heard two gunshots and later saw Brittanee's cloth-wrapped body carried out of the house. It was supposedly dumped in one of the many local alligator pits.

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Akoya

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Scorpio said:
YES! Federal charges are coming Timothy's way!

https://www.whec.com/news/man-conne...harged-federally-for-unrelated-crime/5407892/

Man connected to Drexel case can be sentenced federally for unrelated crime

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHEC)- A Supreme Court decision earlier in June means that a case involving a man accused of being connected to the disappearance of Chili teen Brittanee Drexel can and will be sentenced federally in an unrelated case.

According to NBC affiliate WMBF in Myrtle Beach, the Supreme Court Decision in U.S. v. Gamble means that Timothy Dashaun Taylor will face sentencing in a 2011 robbery case, even after he served 18 months probation on state charges.

Although Taylor was indicted on the charges in 2016, his attorney called it unconstitutional because of the double jeopardy clause. As a result, Taylor's sentencing was placed on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court considered a similar case, U.S. v. Gamble. Like Taylor, the defendant in that case claimed that he was being tried twice for the same crime, one in state court and then in federal court.

On June 17, the Supreme Court declined Gamble's appeal, citing what is known as the dual sovereignty doctrine, which states that state and federal courts are two different entities and therefore the same can can be tried twice.

Taylor could face 10 to 20 years in prison, but a sentencing date hasn't been set, according to WMBF.

Now, they just need to get his father locked up.
Akoya, Jul 1, 2019
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Akoya

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I just want to take a second and try to explain this thread. Some of the posts and photographs from the old Crimewatchers forum were located on the Way Back Machine. It's a website where random internet posts are saved. I grabbed everything that I could find and I reposted those old posts on this new website. The information I posted only covers part of Brittanee's story. I guess it's better than nothing at all. There's no information about her original disappearance or when her parents were in South Carolina with the FBI.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Some Nightmares are Real... Season Two of the HLN Original Series "Real Life Nightmare" Returns Sunday, November 8

December 13, 2020
"Spring Break from Hell" - 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel suddenly disappears from spring break in Myrtle Beach. She leaves a friend's hotel and is never seen again. But the case comes alive when twisted and disturbing details start to emerge from a prison cell.

Real Life Nightmare will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Additionally, all episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Brittanee's episode airs tomorrow.

Brittanee Drexel, missing from a Myrtle Beach hotel, to be featured on national TV show​

One of Myrtle Beach’s most famous missing persons cases is set to be featured on national TV this week.

The disappearance of Brittanee Drexel is the focus of this week’s episode of “Real Life Nightmares” airing on CNN’s Headline News channel. The show is set to air at 10 p.m. Sunday.
 

Cousin Dupree

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Brittanee's episode airs tomorrow.

Brittanee Drexel, missing from a Myrtle Beach hotel, to be featured on national TV show​

One of Myrtle Beach’s most famous missing persons cases is set to be featured on national TV this week.

The disappearance of Brittanee Drexel is the focus of this week’s episode of “Real Life Nightmares” airing on CNN’s Headline News channel. The show is set to air at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Thanks.
 

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