Investigation Discovery show to shed light on Drexel case

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A show that follows the unpredictable path of a missing person's case will be highlighting the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel during its season premiere, schedued to air Oct. 4 on Investigation Discovery.

The episode of "Disappeared" will attempt to piece together exactly what happened to the New York teen who vanished in April 2009 while on Spring Break in Myrtle Beach.

Drexel, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen in the area of 11th Avenue South and 20th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach. Drexel was in the area against the will of her mother when she disappeared.

Investigators report contact was lost between Drexel and her family in New York on April 25, 2009, the same night authorities believe she disappeared.

The last signal ping from her cell phone came the next night near the South Santee River.

Since Drexel's disappearance, several search efforts for the teen have been executed from Horry County to Charleston County. Despite the efforts fronted by area police and the CUE Center for Missing Persons, each search effort has fallen short.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Drexel is urged to contact the agency at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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