CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The National Action Network is holding a town hall meeting Wednesday in support of the man once named in Brittanee Drexel's disappearance.
Timothy Taylor was previously named as having a possible connection to the case. She went missing in April 2009 from the Myrtle Beach area.
Taylor pleaded guilty on July 12, 2017, to federal charges in an unrelated armed robbery case in Mount Pleasant.
During that court hearing, federal prosecutors said Taylor failed a lie detector test related to the disappearance of Drexel within the past 30 days. Federal prosecutors say they are still working on compiling evidence in the Drexel disappearance.
Taylor's attorney said he and his client met with the FBI three times and told agents Taylor has no idea what happened to Drexel.
During the summer of 2016, an FBI agent testified in open court that Drexel was abducted, gang-raped at a "stash house" in the McClellanville area, shot after trying to escape, and then her body was fed to alligators.
A jailhouse informant accused Taylor and his father, Shaun Taylor, of being directly involved in Drexel's murder, according to the agent's testimony.
Taylor has denied killing Drexel. At present, no one has been charged in her disappearance.
The gathering starts at 6 p.m. at the Bibleway Baptist Church at 2019 Savage Road.