Tips continue to come in to Myrtle Beach police regarding a New York teen last seen in the area while on Spring Break two years ago, according to Capt. David Knipes.The tips about Brittanee Drexel increased this week after about 200 people spent the weekend searching three miles of a wooded road in Charleston County, Knipes said.
“There’s nothing new to report at this time,” Knipes said Wednesday. “When searches are completed and stories are done it renews interest in the case.”
No significant finds were made during the weekend search, said Monica Caison, with the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, N.C., which organized the search. The CUE Center has organized several searches since the teen was last seen leaving the Blue Water Hotel on Ocean Boulevard April 25, 2009.
Dozens of searchers have scoured Myrtle Beach and wooded areas in Georgetown and Charleston counties looking for clues in the teen's disappearance.
Searches began in Georgetown and Charleston counties after officials learned Drexel's cell phone gave off its last known signal on April 26, 2009, around U.S. 17 Bypass and the South Santee River in Georgetown County.
Various rewards are available from law enforcement and a New York based church for information about Drexel.
Drexel, whose 19th birthday was Oct. 5, was 17 when she came to Myrtle Beach with some friends and without the consent of her parents. Her case has been profiled on dozens of local and national television shows, billboards and websites.
Authorities say they will continue to profile her case with the hope that someone with information regarding her whereabouts will come forward with details.
Anyone with information regarding Drexel are asked to call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382 or they can submit information online at http://helpfindbrittaneedrexel.com.