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Brittanee Drexel Case

Brittanee Drexel Case - The search for Brittanee Drexel, the New York teen that made national news when she went missing from Myrtle Beach during Spring Break 2009, continued over the weekend in Charleston County,

South Carolina. As many as 75 people, led by the CUE Center for Missing Persons, participated in a search Sunday in a heavily wooded area in McClellanville, according to WISTV.com. The Myrtle Beach Police Department, which is handling the investigation, were on hand, as was Brittanee Drexel's mother, Dawn.

Dawn Drexel said it was the 48th such search she had been involved in -- and she had been involved in every one since her daughter went missing.

"It's mentally exhausting," she said. "It's just very exhausting to come here and you know in these areas it's just all woods. You don't fathom your kid being out here, but it's just hard, very hard."

Brittanee Drexel Case

According to authorities, the CUE Center for Missing Persons had organized the search because it was an area that had never been searched before during the investigation. Myrtle Beach Police acknowledged that there had been no new leads that prompted the search of that particular area.

"The organization that is searching for Brittanee today," Dawn Drexel said, "that brought in a lot of the searchers, is the CUE Center for Missing Persons and it's just a big close-knit family. I mean they all want to find Brittanee."

Brittanee Drexel Case

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