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Brittanee Drexel's father unhappy with some police efforts

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) On the three year anniversary of New York teen Brittanee Drexel's disappearance, her father said some authorities are not doing enough to find his daughter.

"I'm a father with a missing child," Drexel said. "And I'm not getting any help."

During a phone interview with WMBF News Wednesday, Chad Drexel said he believes political or jurisdictional issues could be preventing the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office from doing more to find the missing teen.

"I'm very concerned with how [the sheriff's office] is approaching [this case], and I haven't received one bit of communication,"  Drexel said.  "Georgetown [Sheriff's Office] wants to stay out of it for some reason; I'm done with all that."

Drexel said he believes there are areas and evidence the sheriff's office has not explored, and in the coming months he plans to work with a private group, Merrill's Investigations, to help find his daughter.

Merrill's Investigations volunteered their time and resources to the Brittanee Drexel investigation for months in 2010, until several of the investigations lead supervisors were taken off the case, according to a 2011 WMBF News report.

Drexel said he plans to remain active in his search for his daughter Brittanee, and believes Merrill's could play a key part in bringing closure for his family.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office said they are not aware of any jurisdictional or political issues involved in the Brittanee Drexel disappearance case, and said they continue to do everything in their power to find the missing teen.

Brittanee Drexel was last seen in the Grand Strand on April 25, 2009.

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