A press conference has been called in Georgetown County related to “recent” law enforcement activity in the area — that is most likely tied to developments in a high-profile disappearance case.
A release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office does not detail the nature of the conference, but authorities appear to have made strides in the search for Brittanee Drexel. She went missing in 2009 during a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
This month, a man long considered a suspect was arrested in connection to the case. Police have not said he was charged in connection to the Drexel case, but he remains in jail on an obstruction of justice charge.
Sources also confirmed to FrontPageDetectives that remains were found during the search. The remains have not been confirmed as Drexel.
The press conference is set for May 16 and the agency did not provide further detail, according to the release.
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Drexel, 17, left her New York home with friends for a spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. One day, Drexel left her hotel and seemingly vanished.
She was tracked to nearby Georgetown County but has not been seen since.
The case has drawn national attention and plenty of True Crime sleuths. But no arrests have been made in connection to the case. There were claims that Drexel was kidnapped and taken to a “stash” house. There she was allegedly sexually assaulted before being killed and her remains were fed to alligators. It’s unclear if any of those claims are true.
Drexel’s family remained hopeful that they would get answers in the case and continued to publicize her disappearance.
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