Highlighting the Missing: Brittanee Drexel

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Brittanee Drexel from Rochester, New York, disappeared while on spring break in Myrtle Beach on April 25, 2009.

She walked out of the Blue Water Resort on Ocean Boulevard to go back to the motel where she was staying, but she never made it there.

The last cell phone ping from Brittanee's phone came from the Georgetown/Charleston County line.

Since then, law enforcement and the CUE Center for Missing Persons out of North Carolina have performed extensive searches. The case is active, but her family still doesn't have answers.

"It feels like the first day she went missing. It's been a long difficult road, but we're still holding out hope Brittanee is still out there," Brittanee's mother Dawn Drexel told us on the four year anniversary of her disappearance. "I take it day by day. You know some days are more difficult than others."

While the Drexels have received a lot of community support, Dawn said there are people who don't understand why she just doesn't move on. "I don't pay attention to the negativity, because I know in my heart I'm not going to stop searching for Brittanee. And I don't really care what they say, because they don't live my life. They're not going through what I'm going through, so they don't know. They have no idea, and if it happened to them, you know, how would they feel if someone was going to say something like that to them?"

Brittanee was 17 years old when she disappeared. She is 5'0" and 103 pounds.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact: Myrtle Beach Police Department (843) 918-1963

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