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She Vanished on Spring Break in 2009. Cops Say They Found Her Body—and Her Killer

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The body of a 17-year-old New York girl who vanished during a 2009 trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has been found and identified—and a registered sex offender who was an early person of interest in the case is charged with kidnapping, raping, and strangling her.

At a news conference Monday, the family of Brittanee Drexel listened as a parade of law enforcement officials discussed the “bittersweet” turn in the cold case but provided no details about how they were able to crack it after so long.

“This is truly a mother’s worst nightmare,” Brittanee’s mother, Dawn Pleckan, said. “I am mourning my beautiful daughter today, as I have for the last 13 years.”

The man charged with killing the teen is Raymond Moody, 62, who has........

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