April 26, 2019 – WHEC news is reported that the FBI is checking out the property that Taquan Brown told them back in February was where Brittanee Drexel was last at.
Taquan Brown is talking with WHEC news. So far he has confirmed past stories as well as added things that has not been known before. He stating the property in Jacksonboro is where Brittanee was before she disappeared. The trailer belongs to Taquan’s uncle, (also referred to as cousin) used to live there. It is located in Jacksonboro, 130 miles away from where Brittanee was last seen in Myrtle Beach, states WHEC news. (Farther down on this page is the 2016 entry about a prison inmate who stated in 2016 that Taquan was there when Brittanee was killed at the house in McClellanville.)
Taquan also told them that on Monday, April 27, (2009) he saw her at a stash house in McClellanville, South Carolina. Then a few days later he saw her at the trailer. She seemed drugged and had a black eye and was being sexually assaulted. He also stated he saw her murdered by a man named Nate who shot her two times. Back in 2016, he said he heard the gunshots and did not see it. He also tells WHEC that the body was buried in a garden area. Then later they took her some of her remains to a pond where there was alligators, and some put in a stolen RV that was towed to a scrapyard. Taquan told the WHEC news that he told the police in 2016 to check the trailer after his cousin died. Looking at the story below you will see what the inmate told the FBI back in 2016 about Taquan and where Brittanee was last seen.
From what we are gather from WHEC’s story no authorities have checked the location until last week. There has been no statement by the FBI as to what they found, if anything.
UPDATE 8/26/16 – The FBI today have stated that Brittanee was abducted, gang-raped, shot to death and thrown into an alligator-infested swamp in the dense forests near McClellanville. FBI agent Gerrick Munoz account, contained in a federal court transcript obtained by The Post and Courier, is based on a statement from a prison inmate, who is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter. The inmate stated that Taquan Brown of Walterboro, told investigators he went to a “stash house” in the McClellanville and saw Brittanee in the house with a couple of other men, including Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor “sexually abusing Brittanee Drexel.” While he was there Brittanee ran from the house but was caught and “pistol-whipped” and taken back inside. Shortly after he heard gunshots, and assumed Brittanee had been killed. Rumors had stated that Brittanee’s body was placed in a pit, or gator pit, to get rid of her body.
It is well known that inmates will say all kinds of things in order to get time away from jail. In some cases they will tell the truth in order to get lesser sentences. Time will tell what is truth in this case.
Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, who was the one implicated and he has said the story is a bunch of “craziness.”
Original story: Brittany Drexel, 17, vanished during Spring Break on April 25, 2009 from Myrtle Beach after leaving the Blue Water Inn to return to her hotel. She had gone on Spring Break without her mother knowing and traveled with some friends to the area.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the police had a media conference and stated they believe that Brittany was abducted, was held against her will and was alive several days after she went missing. They also stated that they believe that after Drexel left the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, “she spent several days in the North Charleston-McClellanville-South Georgetown County area, and was held against her will at least part of that time,” reports WYFF.
Police believe that Brittany is a homicide victim and are asking for the public to come forward with information. FBI SAC David Thompson did not say how authorities know Drexel was killed but said the evidence is “exhaustive” and they were “certain.” Thompson also stated the FBI is also certain that someone saw Drexel during the days before her death and the FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. He also warned that if they locate someone who has information and they did not come forward they will charge them.
Anyone with information is asked to call 800-CALLFBI or you can leave a tip here.