FBI investigating new lead in Brittanee Drexel case

Updated: Apr. 27, 2019 at 7:41 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The FBI confirmed Friday it’s investigating a possible new lead in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.

Drexel went missing from Myrtle Beach during spring break in April 2009 and is presumed murdered.

FBI spokesman Don Wood said the agency recently checked out some property and an abandoned trailer on Camp Avenue in Jacksonboro in Colleton County.

The FBI’s interest in the property came after jail informant Taquan Brown reportedly told investigators he witnessed Drexel being killed in Jacksonboro and that some of her remains were buried there.

Brown’s deceased uncle owns the property and trailer.

On Friday, Brittanee Drexel’s mom went to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office to ask them to help the FBI search the property.

“My thoughts on it, something needs to be done right away. We can’t wait,” Pleckan said after the meeting. “We just marked Brittanee’s ten year anniversary so someone needs to get out there right away.”

Brown reportedly told the FBI Drexel was initially held at a stash house near McClellanville in Charleston County.

Pleckan says it’s possible he could be telling the truth that she was moved to Jacksonboro.

“They could have very possibly taken her out if that area because we were down there searching at that point and they didn’t want her to be seen. This is way off the beaten track,” Pleckan said. “I’m hoping for a break in the case. I’m tired, I’m very tired but I’m also very frustrated and I want my daughter found.”

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