- Feb 25, 2010
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Hope Moody is questioned about Crystal Soles and Shannon McConaughey.
Maybe his initial plan was to dispose of her body in the river, but he was interrupted during the assault/murder and had to alter his plans.The poleyard landing is a very exposed place, cars driving on Hwy 17 can clearly see into that parking lot, what a weird random place to take her.
This is exactly what I thought. There was no way it was a coincidence that they arrested this guy, and the body was found as fast as it was.
Traffic counts from SC DOT for 2009, I believe line 1 reflects the number of cars (9100!) passing the boat landing in 24 hrs., further investigation is roughly 10% truck traffic.The poleyard landing is a very exposed place, cars driving on Hwy 17 can clearly see into that parking lot, what a weird random place to take her.
It will be interesting to learn why he confessed now after, seemingly, he had gotten away with this crime. I wonder if there is a trade of some sort in the works.This is exactly what I thought. There was no way it was a coincidence that they arrested this guy, and the body was found as fast as it was.
This ends all doubt as to his involvement.
Well, he's at retirement age, so maybe he just wants to settle down for prison life with no responsibilities for the rest of his days. I would imagine for some people it beats the hustle, especially once you already have convictions.It will be interesting to learn why he confessed now after, seemingly, he had gotten away with this crime. I wonder if there is a trade of some sort in the works.
I had been thinking about that and what I think is possible is that he already had the hole dug. It's hard digging a shallow hole around a bunch of trees as you run into all kinds of roots. This hole apparently was four feet deep which makes it that much harder. Add the darkness and paranoia of having a body to dispose of and it makes much more sense to already have it dug. I always thought OJ Simpson had a hole dug for his ex-wife but that things went sideways fast when her friend showed up. I remember seeing a picture of a shovel and a heavy-duty piece of plastic sheeting in a photo during the Grand Jury phase but then it never was shown during the trial. I'll always believe he had a hole dug somewhere and then just needed to shovel in the dirt -- which is much easier than digging the hole, and he would be done. Just my opinion though. And it goes without saying that, these are all such heartbreaking things to think about, but our minds are always trying to fill in the blanks.Moody doesn't have anything to lose now. Wonder if there are other victims, and if he'll cooperate?
Pondering how he buried BD in very dark rural place? Meaning very little light to find his way. Where did he get the vehicle? The owner of the property, where BD was unearthed, must be horrified.
A confession doesn't mean that he suddenly grew a conscience and walked into a police station intent on penance.I thought about that but why would he turn himself in and admit to BD and not the others?
Amen! I live in MB. Now that BD was found it gives hope to finding Heather Elvis!Wow. So glad the family will finally get some closure on this one. RIP to this beautiful girl.
Gives me a sliver of hope Heather Elvis will eventually be found.
Thanks for the info. Seems like he had a plan. JMO Hopefully, they will look at other missing persons that he may have had something to do withhttps://wpde.com/newsletter-daily/georgetown-county-brittanee-drexel-raymond-moody-missing-remains-body-found-murder-crime-south-carolina-wciv
I'm not sure if this has been posted or not (there has been a lot of information posted today -- thank you all), but it states that Moody took Brittanee to the Santee River (probably the Poleyard boat landing) where he raped and strangled her. Then he transported her body to the site where it was buried. If he was transporting her body around after he killed her, then I think its pretty safe to assume he was not on his motorcycle that night, and he had switched vehicles by the time he was pulled over the next afternoon in Surfside. It seems like Moody knew exactly where he wanted to take her, since he made a beeline for the landing after taking her off the street. I bet he had also previously scoped out the location he ended up burying her, and I assume he had a shovel with him that night, knowing full well that he intended to murder a girl and bury her body. So while his encounter with Brittanee was apparently random, to me the rest of what happened that night shows some degree of planning. Personally, I believe the gf is involved, possibly through the entire sequence of events, but definitely beyond simply providing an alibi in 2011. Also, I see people online expressing some confusion about statements about her being buried on the 26th. I think this refers to the fact that it was after midnight by the time he had buried her, not that there was some long delay between the murder and her burial. As always, JMO.