Police will resume an intense search for missing Rochester teen Brittanee Drexel this weekend. Drexel had gone missing while on spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina nearly two years ago.
Police say Drexel, 17, was last seen in the area of 11th Avenue South and 20th Avenue South on April 25, 2009.
Drexel was walking alone at the time and had gone back to her hotel to return a pair of her friends shorts before meeting up with another group of friends that evening.
More than 200 people are expected to join in the search for the missing teen which will focus on Old Georgetown Road in Charleston County, and involve crews on horseback and with cadaver dogs.
Police had already searched this area in November of 2010 but were not able to search the entire area at the time.
The search is centering on McClellanville because a cell phone tower there received a signal from Drexel’s cell phone after she disappeared.
Drexel was staying at the Bar Harbor Hotel on Ocean Boulevard when she went missing. She can be seen leaving the hotel on surveillance video at 8:15 p.m. She was on her way to visit friends at the Bluewater Resort, 20 blocks away. She was was then recorded 30 minutes later on video leaving Bluewater Resort presumed to be heading back to Bar Harbor, but never arrived.
Brittanee Drexel is 5 feet tall and weighs about 103 pounds. She has brown, shoulder-length, straight hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a multi-colored striped shirt, black shorts, and flip-flop sandals.
The video below was taken on a cell phone in a Myrtle Beach motel room the day before Drexel disappeared.
If anyone has the information on her disappearance, the Myrtle Beach Police Department tip-line is 843- 918-1382. www.helpfindbrittaneedrexel.com