New lawsuit addresses homicide of Chili teen Brittanee Drexel
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— A brand new civil lawsuit filed addresses the loss of life and disappearance of 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel.
Daybreak Pleckan, Brittanee’s mom, filed a brand new lawsuit on behalf of her daughter’s property in South Carolina Thursday.
As you might recall, Brittanee disappeared whereas visiting Myrtle Seaside again in April of 2009. Her physique was discovered 13 years later after longtime suspect Raymond Moody confessed to killing her.
Daybreak Pleckan is already suing her daughter’s killer. Now she goes after Bar Harbor Resort the place Brittanee was staying, and the Smith household partnership that owns the lodge.
“This has been a very long time coming. I’m exhausted and this wants to return full circle. Brittanee wants full justice,” says Pleckan.
Standing together with her attorneys by her facet, Daybreak Pleckan stated Thursday she and her household are nonetheless dwelling a nightmare. In April 2009, Brittanee left her dwelling in Chili to trip with mates.
“I didn’t know she was in Myrtle Seaside,” explains Pleckan. “I didn’t give her permission to return to Myrtle Seaside.”
For 13 years, Brittanee’s family members had no concept what had occurred to her. In early 2022, Raymond Moody confessed to killing her and informed police the place they may discover her physique. Pleckan’s legal professional says many unanswered questions nonetheless stay.
“What precisely occurred between the time she was kidnapped and the time her physique was discovered? And so these are a number of the gaps we want to fill. We’ve stuffed a few of these over the course of the final yr,” says Pleckan’s legal professional, Roy Wiley.
Pleckan and the property of Brittanee Drexel are additionally suing each the lodge and the homeowners of the resort the place Pleckan and her legal professional say she was staying as an unaccompanied minor. Her household says they’re nonetheless dwelling a nightmare.
“It’s like dwelling in hell. I’m drained. I’ve been doing this and combating for Brittanee for 13 years, and now virtually going 15, and I imagine that, , individuals should be held accountable,” says Pleckan.
Shifting ahead, Pleckan and her attorneys are determined to listen to from anybody with info.
“There are people and entities that know one thing extra about what occurred,” says Wiley “The work of regulation enforcement continues, and we’re asking immediately that members of this group who’ve stood by this household so lengthy if something and you haven’t spoken up, and spoken out, please name our workplace.”
Raymond Moody was sentenced to life in jail for murdering Brittanee Drexel.