It’s been eight years since US teenager Brittanee Drexel vanished while on a Spring Break holiday in South Carolina. Her body is yet to be found, her killers remain at large.
But over the weekend the FBI discovered evidence that could move the case forward.
According to local outlet The Democrat and Chronicle, investigators spent three days searching wooded areas in Georgetown, South Carolina, roughly 40 km north of where a signal was last sent from the teenager’s phone.
“We’re not going to discuss what we found and what we didn’t find,” FBI spokesperson Wood said according to the paper. “But I’m confident in telling you that the investigation was advanced. We made strides in in bringing those responsible for Brittanee’s death to justice.”
Drexel was last seen on was hotel CCTV on April 25, 2009, after travelling from upstate New York to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – a trip taken without the permission of her parents.