“It was really quick,” Georgetown County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said, “and it was hours, it wasn’t days, the entire process was a series of hours, from the time that she went missing to the time that she was buried.” 

Georgetown County Sheriff will handle the case of the suspect. Carter Weaver described Moody as a man with an “extensive sex offender criminal history.” 

Moody is on the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division’s sex offender registry for convictions in 1983 in California for rape by force, kidnapping, and lewd or lascivious acts and sodomy with a child under 14. He was released from prison in 2004 after serving 20 1/2 years of a 40-year sentence, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation confirmed to WMBF News, after which he moved to South Carolina. He was released from prison in 2004 after serving 20 1/2 years of a 40-year sentence. On the sex offender registry site, there’s also a citation for failure to register in South Carolina from 2010.

CelebHomes News reached Scott Bellamy (Moody’s attorney) through CelebHomes News.

“In the coming months, we will move to seek justice for Brittanee and we’ll be talking about arraignments and indictments and hearings,” Richardson said during the May 16 presser. “We will make every effort to ensure Raymond Moody is paid for the damage he has done. But that’s not going to be enough to save Brittanee.”

“Already the skeleton of the trial is in my mind,” he also told WMBF on Wednesday, noting that there were hundreds of boxes of discovery to go through. It’s something I have lived for a while, Mr. Bellamy doesn’t. He’ll need to catch up, but it could be done today.

“Brittanee was tragically killed by a terrible criminal walking the streets.” Susan Ferensic, lead agent at the FBI’s Columbia field office, told reporters Monday. Recognizing the various law enforcement agencies that were represented her and those who handled the case at every level of the investigation, she stated, “Noone ever wavered over the time.” We wish these outcomes had been reached sooner.