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          Brittanee Drexel’s Dad Says He Believes He Met A “Suspect” In Her Disappearance Three Years After She Went Missing


          October 7, 2016

          Dad of missing Brittanee Drexel claiIn April 2009, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel of Rochester, NY left the state without her parents’ permission to spend spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with friends. She vanished on the night of April 25th, without a trace. Seven years passed without a break in the case, but now, the FBI says it is investigating the claims of a jailhouse informant.

          According to the testimony of FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz, an inmate, Taquan Brown told authorities that the teenager was kidnapped, raped and murdered; her body then, he believed, disposed of in an alligator pit near McClellanville, South Carolina. Munoz testified in federal court about Brown’s allegations that 25-year-old Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor was one of several people involved in the girl’s disappearance.

          WATCH: ‘Brittanee Didn’t Deserve This’ Says Mom Amid New Allegations About Missing Teen’s Last Days

          In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Brittanee’s father, Chad Drexel, says he traveled to Myrtle Beach about three years after her disappearance to distribute flyers and keep up public awareness about his daughter’s disappearance. It’s on that trip, says Chad, that he believes he met Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, though he didn’t know it at the time.

          Drexel describes handing a flyer to the driver of a car - a man, he says, who had only one arm. He claims the flyer was then crumpled up and thrown on the ground, and the men in the car sped off laughing.
          Drexel says that when he later told investigators about the incident, he learned that Taylor is missing an arm.

          Chad Drexel claims that investigators told him Taylor confirmed the meeting. “He had told one of the investigators at the time that ‘Yeah – I met the father.’ “

          Taylor, who has not been charged in the case, was 16 at the time Brittanee Drexel went missing. He denies ever meeting Chad Drexel. He also says that he never met Brittanee, did not kidnap her and had nothing to do with her disappearance and alleged murder.

          WATCH: ‘Suspect’ In Brittanee Drexel Disappearance Denies Allegations of Kidnapping and Murder : ‘I Was In School’
          Watch Dr. Phil on Friday as Taylor speaks out about allegations against him.

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