The man named by the FBI as a suspect in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel is being released on bail from a South Carolina jail.
A federal court judge reinstated bail for Timothy Da'Shaun Taylor, who has been held since last November for a parole violation. Authorities believe he has knowledge of the Chili teenager's alleged kidnapping and murder while she was on a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach in 2009.
Taylor was charged two years ago for an armed robbery at a McDonald's. He'd already served time for the robbery in state prison when federal charges were filed. The FBI said it was hoping to pressure Taylor into giving up information about the Drexel case.
A prison informant told the bureau Taylor was present when Drexel was killed. Taylor denies the allegations and has presented evidence that he was in school when Drexel was supposedly being killed.