New tip arrives in Drexel case after weekend search

Published: Feb. 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the Myrtle Beach Police Department have confirmed they received a new tip during a weekend search for missing New York Teen Brittanee Drexel.

Capt. David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department said the tip was not any physical evidence found at the scene, rather someone who reached out to investigators.

Detectives also have yet to determine whether or not the new tip is legitimate and stress that they are always looking into new leads.

Over 150 people searched a wooded area in Charleston County, looking for any sign of Drexel.

Drexel went missing back in April 2009 from Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard. Since then, hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers have searched for Drexel.

A cell phone tower in Georgetown Co. last picked up a signal from the teen's cell. Since then, several searches have occurred around the area where that cell signal was last detected.

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