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Search warrant executed at Georgetown motel in Drexel case

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Investigators are executing a search warrant in the Brittanee Drexel case at a Georgetown motel. Authorities say that a person of interest may have stayed at the motel on or around the time of Drexel's disappearance.

The 17-year-old went missing in April 2009 and law enforcement has continued the search for the spring breaker for over two years.

According to Captain David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department, a search warrant is being executed by members of the Drexel Task Force at the Sunset Lodge on Highway 17, just before the Georgetown airport.

"I have all the faith in the task force and in the investigation and this will lead to resolution of where my daughter is so we can bring her home," said Dawn Drexel, Brittanee Drexel's mother.

Authorities blocked off a section of the hotel with crime scene tape. Members of Myrtle Beach Police Department, Georgetown County Sheriff's Department and SLED are on scene searching room 22.

Knipes says the ongoing investigation into Drexel's case revealed that a person or persons of interest may have stayed in a room at the Sunset Lodge on or around the time of Drexel's disappearance.

The owner of the motel says the man who lived in room 22 where police are searching moved in the day before Drexel disappeared and moved out six months later. The man lived at the motel on three separate occasions.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department says that no further information will be released Monday on the search.

Earlier this year marked the two-year anniversary since Drexel vanished from Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach Police say they do have several persons of interest they are looking at. Investigators have been monitoring these people, and the new leads, to try and find the last missing piece that will solve this case.

Drexel was last seen leaving a hotel along Ocean Boulevard on April 25, 2009. Her family, including mother Dawn Drexel, and hundreds of volunteers have been involved in about 50 searches for Brittanee Drexel.

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