The day after: Neighbors react to newest Brittanee Drexel search

The day after: Neighbors react to newest Brittanee Drexel search

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A day after law enforcement agents finished their search in relation to the Brittanee Drexel case, two Georgetown County deputies arrived on the scene for a brief period to snap photos and sifted through dirt.

The deputies did not say what the photos were for, or what they were looking for. The rest of the crime scene remained vacant and quiet.

Neighbors in the area are getting back to their everyday lifestyle, but said they are in disbelief that such a large investigation took place so close to home.

Vivian McCray is one of those neighbors who lives just a few houses down from Foxfire Court, where the crime scene was located.

"It's a nice neighborhood. We've never had any problems with each other. We just try to look out for each other," McCray said.

She added there is hardly any crime in her neighborhood, and she couldn't believe the FBI was investigating Drexel's case just down the street.

"No, didn't have no idea, no dream of anything," McCray said. "It was really, like, shocking. It was really, like, shocking."

Other neighbors in the area also said that Foxfire Court rarely sees any activity. There is only one man who lives in a house back near the crime scene, but he said he wasn't able to see any police activity because the trees blocked his view.

Drexel's mother, Dawn Drexel, told WMBF News that the weekend was very stressful and difficult for her mentally.

The FBI is continuing to assess and analyze the investigation and said they will go where the leads take them.

Don Wood, spokesperson for the FBI, said he believes there are people withholding critical information that could help advance the case.

He asks anyone who knows anything to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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