CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – An FBI agent, citing a statement from a prison inmate, says a teenage girl who disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp.
Agent Gerrick Munoz last week gave the first detailed account of what investigators think happened to 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel of Rochester, New York, after she disappeared in 2009. His account, contained in a federal court transcript is based on a statement from a prison inmate who claims he was present when she was killed.
In the court documents, the witness told officials that he saw several sexually assaulting Drexel at a “stash-house in McClellanville. He said Drexel tried to escape but was caught, pistol-whipped and then later shot. He claimed Drexel’s body was then thrown into a pit with alligators, documents revelaed.
But a McClellanville woman whose husband and son have been implicated by the inmate says the story is just a bunch of “craziness” adopted by federal authorities desperate to solve the case.