Family expected to attend vigil marking 9 years since Brittanee Drexel's disappearance

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WCSC) - It has officially been nine years since Brittannee Drexel disappeared from the Myrtle Beach area.

The 17-year-old from New York vanished during spring break on April 25, 2009.

Drexel was supposedly heading back to the motel where she was staying but never made it. The FBI says a jailhouse informant told them she was taken to McClellanville, where she was sexually assaulted and murdered before being thrown into an alligator pit.

The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The Market Common in Myrtle Beach will hold a vigil Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Drexel's grandparents and other family members are expected to be there.

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