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Investigators name person of interest in missing women cases

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Friday, February 17, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF/WCSC) - Investigators have named a person of interest in the disappearance of both Brittanee Drexel and Crystal Soles.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says they are currently investigating similarities between the disappearance of both women and has named Raymond Moody a person of interest in both cases.

Detective Phillip Hanna with the sheriff's office says they have not been able to rule Moody out as a possible person involved in the Soles case. Hanna says that Moody is not cooperating with law enforcement and refused to speak with investigators regarding both cases.

Capt. David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, also confirmed that investigators are naming Moody as a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of New York teen Brittanee Drexel.

At the beginning of August, investigators executed a search warrant at a Georgetown motel room Moody had stayed in around the time of Drexel's disappearance. At the time, MBPD would not name Moody as a person of interest.

After the search, Knipes said the search was one of several done for the investigation and no arrests were expected as a result. Thursday, Knipes confirmed that Moody received a traffic ticket in Surfside Beach on April 26, 2009, just one day after Drexel went missing.

Drexel was last seen along Ocean Boulevard around 9 p.m. on April 25, 2009. She was just 17 years old at the time of her disappearance.

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