Sunday, July 5, 2009


Three officers in Myrtle Beach are continuing to monitor the case
and follow up any potential leads they receive

Anyone with information is asked to call
the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 918-1382 or 918-1952.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for anyone with information leading to finding Brittanee Drexel.
Call 888-274-6372.

Brittanee Marie Drexel: New York teenager who disappeared during spring break to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Missing Brittanee Drexel's family still hunting for answers
By Kurt Knapek -
The Sun / June 23, 2009

In the hours following her daughter's disappearance, Dawn Drexel said she wanted answers to several questions, most importantly "Where is Brittanee?" and "Who is searching for her?"

When 17-year-old Brittanee Marie Drexel disappeared April 25, many of her family members and friends made the 800-mile trip from Rochester, N.Y., to Myrtle Beach to learn those answers from police.

"They were working on tips and leads," Dawn Drexel said. "They were doing what their protocol follows."

While the search for Brittanee Drexel was widely publicized, even drawing national media attention, her disappearance is just one of the 141 cases of missing persons between the ages of 15 and 25 reported so far this year in Horry County. Thirty-nine cases have been reported this year in Georgetown County and 55 in Brunswick County N.C., according to the FBI National Crime Information Center.


"It's not like the old days when you had to wait for 24 hours before police would go looking," Knipes said. "Those first 48 hours are a crucial time to get out there before the case goes cold."

When a case is considered suspicious, the subject's name immediately is placed into an FBI missing persons database.

Family members or police officials can also notify the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, N.C., which has 1,852 open cases across the country as of June 17.

"With Brittanee, we hit the ground running because there was hope, and there still is, that she could be alive," said Monica Caison, founder of CUE. "Finding her was vital immediately."



Anonymous said...

brittanee i miss u so much kayleigh calls ur cell all the time just to here ur answering machine u too were best friends its so hard kay has a picture of u on the mirror and i look at it and cry thinking that girl was once at my house sleeping over and with her best friend :( your so pretty u were like an older sister even tho i didnt no u that much its been forever but u used to be at my house all the time i remember telling u ur real pretty about every time i saw u i miss u and i no kayleigh does too please come home i hate seeing my sister upset i no she holds it in but how much more can she take so please come home :(

CHOMP said...

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