Associated Content: As the Brittanee Drexel missing person case nears its sixth day since the teenager was last seen in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the police are poring over hotel video surveillance footage and following up on new leads.
Brittanee Drexel was last seen Saturday around 8 p.m. She was reported as missing at 5 a.m. the next morning by a family friend concerned that her friends had not heard from her for several hours.
CNN reported that one of the new leads Myrtle Beach Police followed up on was a probable sighting on a bus Wednesday morning in the Myrtle Beach area. Police showed photos of the missing girl to passengers hoping to get a positive identification.
Meanwhile, investigators are looking over hotel video surveillance footage in hopes of finding an image of 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel in order to build a timeline of her whereabouts up until her disappearance and perhaps later.
Brittanee Drexel went to Myrtle Beach last week with some friends on Spring Break, even though her mother had forbidden her to go. She remained in constant communication the entire time, however, and her mother believed her to be in her hometown of Rochester, New York, up until she went missing. Brittanee’s boyfriend, after hearing from the friends she had went to the beach with that they had not seen her for hours, called John Hahn, a longtime family friend stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Hahn drove 2 and one-half hours to Myrtle Beach Sunday morning to file the missing person report.
Family members and the boyfriend arrived in Myrtle Beach later Sunday. All became active in trying to find Brittanee, passing out flyers, questioning people, and cooperating with the ongoing police investigation. There was also a report of a possible sighting at a restaurant on Sunday.
Thus far, no leads have panned out.