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          PLAYING ‘Suspect’ In Brittanee Drexel Disappearance Denies Allegations of Kidnapping and Murder : ‘I Was In School’

          ‘Suspect’ In Brittanee Drexel Disappearance Denies Allegations of Kidnapping and Murder : ‘I Was In School’


          October 7, 2016

          In April 2009, 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel vanished into thin-air in Myrtle Beach, SC. The Rochester, NY teen had gone there for spring break without her parents’ permission. Surveillance video from a hotel lobby the night of her disappearance was one of the last clues left behind.

          WATCH: Brittanee Drexel’s Last Words To Mom Before 2009 Disappearance: ‘I’ll See You Later, I Love You’

           Seven years went by with new information released until FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in federal court that a jailhouse informant, Taquan Brown, had come forward and was making allegations against a local South Carolina man named Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor. The agent says Brown claims he saw several men, including Taylor, sexually assaulting Brittanee. 

          He also says Brittanee was killed, and her body dumped in a nearby alligator pit, all claims that Taylor absolutely denies.   Munoz testified during an unrelated bond hearing for Da’Shaun Taylor in connection with a 2011 robbery.

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


          Watch the video above as Taylor speaks out for the first time ever in this exclusive interview with Dr. Phil.

          Taylor says he never met Brittanee and that he had nothing to do with her disappearance.  When asked by Dr. Phil whether he kidnapped Brittanee, Taylor, who goes by Da’Shaun, responded: “Do you know that when this took place, I was 16 years old?” Taylor says he didn’t even have a driver’s license at the time.

          Taylor says he was in school during the time it is alleged that Brittanee was kidnapped, and then held for several days in a “stash house” in McClellanville. “If I’m sitting in my classroom, getting my education, how could I know anything, or see anything?” explains Taylor.

          Da’Shaun Taylor’s attorney claims that his client is falsely accused by Brown and that the FBI has not validated any of the allegations against him.

          Tune in to Dr. Phil on Friday to hear more from Brittanee Drexel’s family, and learn why Da’Shaun Taylor’s attorneys say they believe he has been targeted in the FBI’s investigation.

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