WILMINGTON, NC (WMBF) - The CUE Center For Missing Persons released age progression photos of missing teen Brittanee Drexel on Tuesday.
Drexel was 17 years old when she disappeared more than three years ago in the Grand Strand. These forensic images make the public aware of how Drexel may look at the age of 21.
The photos came on request by Drexel's family and friends. Her biological families were used to produce images to reflect how she may look in present day. National renowned forensic artist Diana Trepkov provided this forensic tool to the CUE Center free of charge.
Photos display Drexel having a smaller right eye than her left, representative of an eye disease. Drexel suffered from the eye disease Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous, a birth defect that causes eye dilation issues and cataracts.
Drexel's mother, Dawn Drexel, explained in a CUE Center press release that her daughter would be in need of another surgery now and the picture displays how her eye would look without medical attention.
Drexel's age progression is one of many Trepkov provided to the CUE Center over several years. Trepkov's forensic images have assisted in solving cases of the missing and give a face and name to those needing to be identified.
Drexel was last seen in the Grand Strand on April 25, 2009. Drexel remains missing with no new leads in her disappearance.
Read all the latest stories, see photos from the search for Brittanee and revisit the timeline since her disappearance by visiting the Brittanee Drexel page on WMBFNews.com. You'll find videos from each search, interviews with investigators on the case, and hear from Brittanee's family.
Anyone with information regarding Drexel's whereabouts or her disappearance is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 918-1963 or the CUE Center For Missing Persons' 24 hour tip line at 910-232-1687.