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Truth About What Happened To Teen Who Disappeared In 2009 Finally Revealed

In 2009, a New York teen vanished while she was on vacation in South Carolina with her friends. As the search went on for years, authorities finally got a break that gave them reason to suspect she was held about 60 miles away from the place she disappeared, and killed not long after being taken.

Brittanee Drexel, 17, wanted to go to Myrtle beach with some older teens for spring break, but her mother refused. The teen then lied to her parents and told them she was going to spend a few days locally at a friend's house. She snuck off to a beachside resort in South Carolina and vanished.

On her trip, Drexel wasn't having a good time. She had been texting her boyfriend back home about how she wasn't getting along with the group. She went to stay with another person she knew from back home at a hotel about a mile away, but the friend she went with called demanding Drexel bring back shorts she borrowed.

Drexel headed back to her hotel, but she never made it. She'd been texting her boyfriend on the walk, and the texts suddenly stopped coming. The next day, her boyfriend told her mother what happened and the two of them went to South Carolina to find her, but Drexel was never found.

The last ping of Drexel's cell phone was 50 miles away, near midnight. The FBI has now announced that 'exhaustive' evidence allowed them to determine that Drexel was dead.

"Brittanee Drexel did leave the Myrtle Beach area," said South Carolina FBI Special Agent in Charge David Thomas. "We believe she traveled to this area, around McClellanville and the North Charleston, South Georgetown area, and we believe she was killed after that."

The FBI said they've suspected for some time that the teen was dead, but wanted to protect her parents and keep hope alive. They have not found a body, or a suspect, and they won't release what new evidence they do have, they felt confident enough to make the announcement and will continue to work on the case.

"After seven long years of waiting and praying for the return of my daughter, we know she isn't coming home alive," Said Dawn Drexel, Brittanee's mother. "Brittanee's life was stolen from her in a brutal and senseless fashion."

Source: People
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