Suspects identified in Brittanee Drexel disappearance
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Brittanee Drexel

By Harve Jacobs, WMBF

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- (WMBF) -- A suspect or suspects have been identified in the disappearance and murder of Brittanee Drexel.

Brad Conway, an attorney for the Drexel family, said he's been told a suspect or suspects have been named in the case, but he declined to release any details.

Drexel vanished from Myrtle Beach in April, 2009 during Spring break.

Just a few weeks ago the FBI announced they believe Drexel is dead.

Authorities say the 17-year-old supposedly was heading back to the motel where she was staying, but never made it there.

Myrtle Beach Police are looking into the possibility Drexel was the victim of human trafficking.

The FBI says they have evidence Drexel was held against her will in three places, Georgetown, McClellanville and North Charleston.

It was in McClellanville where investigators say her cellphone pinged on a cell tower.

Police spokesman Lt. Joey Crosby said investigators need one key piece of information to make an arrest.

It's something police don't want to talk about yet.

"If I release that one piece of information that could be that only we and the suspect know, that's a vital piece of information that could be utilized in court for a conviction and to release that at this point could be detrimental to this entire investigation," said Crosby.

Anyone with information on the Drexel case should call (800) Call-FBI.

FULL STORY: Suspects identified in Brittanee Drexel disappearance - WMBF

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