Girlfriend of Brittanee Drexel’s convicted killer accused of lying to the FBI

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The longtime girlfriend of Raymond Moody, the man convicted of killing Chili teen Brittanee Drexel in South Carolina, is accused of lying to the FBI.

According to our Myrtle Beach NBC affiliate, 56-year-old Angel Vause is accused of giving false statements to investigators. The FBI claims the lies are about the night that Drexel was raped and killed by Moody in 2009.

Vause told agents that Drexel joined them willingly but the FBI says Drexel was abducted. Vause also told the FBI that Drexel kept her phone on her but the FBI says that Vause had Drexel’s phone and dumped it between Georgetown and Charleston counties.

The 56-year-old is due in court on Wednesday afternoon. She was indicted on Tuesday. Until now, Vause had not been charged in the case.

Moody is serving a sentence of life without parole after pleading guilty to kidnapping, raping, and murdering Drexel. In May of 2022, Brittanee’s remains were found in a wooded area in Georgetown, just south of Myrtle Beach. Investigators said Moody directed them to her body.