MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The offense date listed for Raymond Moody’s obstructing justice charge is listed as the same date Brittanee Drexel disappeared, according to a background check from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
Raymond Moody, 62, of Georgetown, was arrested May 4 and charged with obstructing justice. It’s unclear if Moody’s arrest is connected to the Drexel case. News13 was denied access to the incident report regarding Moody’s May 4 arrest.
The offense date for the obstructing justice charge is listed on the SLED background check as April 25, 2009 — the day Drexel disappeared.
Moody remains in jail as of Thursday afternoon with a $100,000 bond.
Drexel was reported missing in 2009 after traveling from New York to Myrtle Beach with friends without her parents’ permission. The FBI announced in 2016 that she was kidnapped, taken to the McClellanville area in Charleston County, held for a few days against her will and killed. Drexel’s body has never been found.
Moody was named a person of interest in 2012 but was never charged in connection with the case, according to previous reporting. It’s unclear whether Moody is still considered a person of interest in Drexel’s disappearance.
Moody is also a registered sex offender in South Carolina, and in 2009, he was convicted of a sex offender registry violation, according to the background check. He was also convicted in 2008 of indecent exposure and public disorderly conduct.
Moody was also convicted in 1983 of kidnapping, rape, and sexual misconduct with a minor in California, according to the background check.