Missing teen was abducted, gang-raped, shot and fed to alligators, FBI says

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A New York teenager who went missing during a spring break trip in 2009 was abducted, gang-raped at a stash house, shot after trying to escape, and then her body was fed to alligators, according to an FBI agent’s court testimony.

Brittanee Drexel of Rochester, N.Y., was 17 when she went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for spring break. Earlier this year, the FBI said they believed Drexel had been murdered.

FBI agent Gerrick Munoz recently testified that several people who claim to have witnessed Drexel’s death have come forward, WMBF reports.

Munnoz testified in a detention hearing that Timothy De’Shaun Taylor is one of the main suspects in Drexel’s disappearance. Taylor is being held in an unrelated case involving a robbery in 2011.

Read the court documents

Timothy De'Shaun Taylor

Timothy De’Shaun Taylor

Inmate Taquan Brown told authorities that he was present at the stash house when Drexel was killed, according to court records.

Brown reportedly told Munoz that he saw Taylor, who was 16 at the time, and several others sexually abuse Drexel at the stash house, WMBF reported. Brown also said that at one point, Drexel tried to run away and was pistol whipped.

Brown said he heard two shots and assumed Drexel was killed. Munoz testified that several witnesses said Drexel’s body was then put into an alligator pit so it could be eaten.

Munoz said several alligator ponds were searched but nothing was found.

Another unidentified inmate corroborated that account, Munoz testified. That inmate told Munoz that Drexel was abducted by Taylor and she was in a “human trafficking situation.”

The inmate said “it became a problem” when there was media coverage about Drexel’s disappearance and she was then “murdered and disposed of.”

No charges have been filed.


  • Sam

    Let the gators feed on this scum for a bit, then let him dry in the sun and let the scavengers finish him off till dead.

    • uncle tom

      The harshest punishment for this savage would be to force him to get a job and pay for his 8 children he has scattered throughout 8 towns. He will be begging for the lake o’ fire after that torture.

  • Al Sharpton

    This is the element being represented by BLM that plagues us all and incites racial riots when they lose too much to drug interdiction

  • Lynn

    Please parents teach your children street smarts; don’t hang out with strangers in strange places, do not Drink or do drugs, always be aware of your surroundings, don’t give out personal information, etc. Growing up I had very protective parents and a protective grandmother who
    stressed safety and even would tell me stories like this as a young girl to protect me. My parents would rarely even let me or my siblings go to “sleep overs” unless they really trusted the parents, and I thank them for that….be honest with your children. They need to know stuff like this happens! And they need the knowledge to protect themselves! There is a lot of evil in this world.

    and also a “spring break” is a VERY bad idea without ANY parental supervision. You can def find drugs, sex, and booze on these “spring breaks”.

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