GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The mother of Brittanee Drexel said on Monday the FBI has not told her what was found during the latest search for the missing teen.
"They haven't told me anything!" Dawn Pleckman wrote in a text message to Live 5 News.
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies conducted a three day search on Foxfire Court in Georgetown County.
An excavator was used by crews to dig a hole at the site.
Deputies were also spotted at the site on Monday taking pictures.
On Sunday, the FBI said they found enough information to make progress in the case.
Drexel went missing during spring break in 2009, and investigators believe she was murdered.
News of the latest search spread quickly around the neighborhood with residents surprised.
"Yeah, I was, I really was, very shocked," Dorothy Greene said.
"Anything can happen but I didn't think it would be that close," Vivian McCray said.
The search in Georgetown County is the the latest twist in the eight year investigation into Drexel's death.
Jailhouse informants have told investigators Drexel was kidnapped, raped, shot dead and then fed to alligators.
According to authorities, her cell phone last pinged in McClellanville.
The FBI is keeping tight lipped about what was found in Georgetown County.
Folks living near the site are curious.
"All that time that went by and now to have something happen right here in the neighborhood, it's just startling," Lucille Arrahman said.
At the same time, they are hoping Drexel's family will soon get some closure.
"I hope they do find the child for the family's sake, they need to be at rest," Greene said.
The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Drexel's killers.