FBI: Brittanee Drexel Was Likely Sexually Assaulted Before Death
The FBI thinks it knows what happened to a 17-year-old who went missing in 2009.By Ben Lawson | August 29, 2016
A "jail house confession" led investigators to believe a teenager who disappeared in 2009 was sexually assaulted, then killed and fed to alligators.
Officials couldn't confirm Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, seven years ago, was dead until June. Now, an FBI agent has testified that an inmate confessed to seeing Drexel at a gang's "stash house" when she was still alive.
This inmate claims he witnessed Da'Shaun Taylor sexually assaulting Drexel. He told investigators he saw Drexel run from the home but said Taylor beat her with a pistol and took her back inside the house.