Raymond Douglas Moody is a white man from South Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He is a resident of Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina.
- He previously lived in Avenal, California, USA.
- In 1983, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of several violent sex crimes related to the kidnapping and sexual assault of female minors in California including a girl aged 9.
- In 2004, he was released from prison after 21 years. He went back to Georgetown and started living at a roadside motel in Georgetown called the Sunset Lodge.
- In September 2008, the Georgetown Police Department charged him with indecent exposure, which was later reduced to public disorderly conduct.
- In February 2009, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office charged with with failing to register as a sex offender and fined him $250.
- On the evening of April 25, 2009, he allegedly kidnapped, raped and fatally strangled Brittanee Marie Drexel, 17, in Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina.
- On April 26, 2009, he allegedly buried Drexel in the woods. That day, authorities pulled him over for a traffic violation without linking him to Drexel’s disappearance.
- In August 2011, authorities still had no information about Drexel’s whereabouts but announced him as a person of interest. His room at the Sunset Lodge was searched.
- On May 4, 2022, he was arrested, booked into the Georgetown County Jail in Georgetown and charged with obstruction of justice.
- On May 12, 2022, Drexel’s remains were found in a wooded area 2.5 miles from where he had been living in April 2009.
- On May 16, 2022, he was charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and murder in connection to Drexel’s death.
- He was 62 years old when he pleaded guilty on October 19, 2022 in South Carolina to kidnapping, murder and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Judge Ferrell Cothran Jr. sentenced him to consecutive terms of 30 years on the charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct and a life sentence on the murder charge.