By Cailin Loesch
FEATURED IMAGE COURTESY OF THE MYRTLE BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA AP
More than thirteen years after Brittanee Drexel, then 17, disappeared while on a spring break trip from New York to Myrtle Beach, authorities in South Carolina have recovered her remains, per PEOPLE.
Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver announced during a Monday press conference that Drexel’s body was found on May 11th.
62-year-old Raymond Moody has been charged with her murder, as well as kidnapping and sexual misconduct.
According to Weaver, all of Moody’s alleged crimes took place on April 25th, 2009.
“This is truly a mother’s worst nightmare,” Brittany’s mother Dawn Drexel told reporters at the press conference. “I am mourning my beautiful daughter today, as I have for the last 13 years. We are much closer to the peace that I have been hoping for.”
Weaver said his officers “mourn with you and pray with you as you cope with the tragedies of 13 years ago. No one deserves to go through this, and our heart goes out to you.”