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.
Missing From: MYRTLE BEACH, SC. Missing Date: 04/25/2009. 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...
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Brittanee's friends last saw her Bar Harbor Hotel in Myrtle Beach. She walked more than a mile to the Blue Water Resort. Surveillance cameras there show her going into the resort, then leaving. She sent a text message saying she was going to see...