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Police, family search MB for missing teen

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police and family members of a Rochester, NY teen who went missing in Myrtle Beach this weekend continue to comb the area for clues into her disappearance and current whereabouts.

Relatives of Brittanee Drexel, 17, handed out flyers to local residents Tuesday in hopes of tracking down the teen who was last seen on Saturday.

So far, both police and relatives have come up empty handed.

"Either someone has picked her up or she's not alive," said the teen's mother, Dawn Drexel.  "In my heart of hearts, that's how I feel because I know it's not like my daughter to do this."

Call it a mother's sixth sense, but Dawn Drexel believes her daughter was more than likely kidnapped along Ocean Boulevard.

Drexel's boyfriend tells WMBF News that it's "not like [her] to go days without calling."  He says the last time he texted her was Saturday night, asking her to stay safe.

"[I said] I wanted her to enjoy her last night and that I loved her and I hoped she was safe," said John Grieco.

Investigators from the Myrtle Beach Police Department met with a family friend of Drexel on Saturday upon the request of the girl's mother.  John Hahn says he last made contact with Drexel on Saturday around 8 p.m.

Police say that's around the same time a group of men from her hometown last saw the missing teen, as well. Police continue to question Pete Broswick, Phillip Watson, Matthew Abrams and Keith Cummings after meeting Drexel at Club Kryptonite on Friday evening.

Questioning has revealed Drexel made additional contact with the group of men at an area of beach near the Blue Water Resort around 11 a.m. Saturday.  Drexel met the group a second time in their hotel room later that night.

Broswick told police Drexel was involved in an argument with a friend over a pair of shorts she was wearing.  Broswick reports Drexel had left his hotel room to return the clothing Saturday evening, and contact was lost with the teen after she left.

Dawn Drexel tells WMBF News that she isn't pointing fingers yet, but thinks Broswick may know something investigators don't.

"To me, I think he knows something," she commented Tuesday evening.  "Something's just not right."

Drexel is described by the Myrtle Beach Police Department as 5 feet tall and 103 pounds.  She is said to have shoulder-length straight brown hair with blue eyes.

Drexel was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt, black shorts and flip flops.  Police have noted the teen suffers from depression.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Drexel is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department immediately.

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