CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Investigators may be getting closer to discovering what happened to Chili teen Brittanee Drexel when she disappeared from Myrtle Beach seven years ago.

The Post and Courier Newspaper, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, said it obtained a federal court transcript describing what one FBI agent believes happened to the 17-year-old after she disappeared.

Drexel, who was a student at Gates-Chili High School at the time, was last seen alive on April 29, 2009, leaving Bluewater Hotel in Myrtle Beach after visiting friends.

In June, the FBI announced for the first time that Drexel was held against her will and eventually killed, but said her body was never found. They say her cellphone last pinged off a tower near the South Santee River, between McClellanville and Georgetown.

The Post and Courier reports the FBI agent’s account in the federal court transcript is based off of an inmate's jailhouse confession who said he was present when Drexel was killed. In the transcript, the inmate, Taquan Brown, says he went to a “stash house” in the McClellanville area in the days after Drexel was abducted.

He said when he entered the house he saw Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, 16, “sexually abusing Brittanee Drexel.” He reportedly said he then walked through the house to the backyard to talk to Da’Shaun Taylor’s father, Shaun Taylor.

As they talked, he said Drexel ran from the house. He said she was “pistol-whipped” and taken back inside.

Brown said he heard two shots ring out and believed Da’Shaun Taylor had shot Drexel. He says Drexel’s body was wrapped up and taken away.

The paper then goes on to say the FBI agent testified that several witnesses have told them Drexel’s body was put into a gator pit. However, he said investigators have searched the “stash house” and several of the more than 40 alligator ponds in the area, but had not found her body.

The FBI agent also testified they’ve been receiving information since the press conference in June that indicates Da’Shaun Taylor tried to traffick her, but they said they decided to murder and dispose of her after her disappearance hit the media.

The Post and Courier said this all came out during a bond hearing on an unusual charge against Da’Shaun Taylor.

Da’Shaun Taylor’s attorney believed the transcript was nothing but a way to pressure Da’Shaun Taylor into confessing and helping the government. He said beside the jailhouse confession, investigators have no hard evidence and others who say they saw Drexel.

Da’Shaun Taylor's mother told the paper she also believes investigators are trying to pin this crime on him due to an untruthful jailhouse confession. She told the paper in is not in their nature for her son or husband to commit a crime like that.