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Update on Brittanee Drexel case coming Wednesday

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – On Wednesday, an FBI representative will be among the officials at a McClellanville court to discuss the latest developments in the case of Brittanee Drexel, a teen from New York who went missing in Myrtle Beach in 2009.

Drexel disappeared from Ocean Boulevard on April 25, 2009. She was 17 years old when she traveled to Myrtle Beach from New York for spring break.

Special Agent in Charge David A. Thomas with the FBI will be joined by Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall, Charleston County Sheriff J. Al Cannon, Jr., Berkeley County Sheriff S. Duane Lewis, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel, and United States Attorney Bill Nettles at the McClellanville Magistrate’s Court at 1 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss developments in the case.

Solicitor Jimmy Richardson has been involved with the Drexel case for years and says he thinks about it all the time.

"I think to anybody that doesn't do this job every day, you expect that if they don't make an arrest in the first 48 hours or 72 hours then the case just gets kind of files away, and thats just not the case."

"There are constantly tips that come in. And this case is no different. Tomorrow the FBI is going to let some people in on those tips."

Richardson says the Drexel family will also be in town for the meeting Wednesday, and have recently hired a Florida Attorney who was involved in the high profile Casey Anthony case. He says the family was also briefed Tuesday on what the news conference would include.

Ahead of Wednesday's update, Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby talked about the impact the case has had on the department.

"This investigation is something that every single one of us has worked on or thinks about each and every day," he said. "It's not something that we just put to the back burner, it's something that's actively being worked on today. It's something that we constantly talk to each other about."

Crosby added that officers talk about what evidence they have, what evidence they need, if they missed anything and if there's something that could have been done better.

"It's something that we are constantly reviewing and going over amongst ourselves as well as the active investigations that's looking for those additional leads and that one piece of information that will take this investigation and solve this case," he said. "So yes, very much so, we are very passionate about the case, all of us are very passionate about it, all of us want to see it resolved, all of us want to give closure to Brittanee and her family." 

WMBF News will livestream the event online when it begins.

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