A new detective has been assigned to the Brittanee Drexel case, because the detective who has been covering it has been promoted to sergeant.
The then-17-year-old Drexel disappeared from Myrtle Beach in April 2009 while on spring break from Rochester, N.Y.
The pretty blonde has not been seen since leaving the Bluewater Resort in the 2000 block of South Ocean Boulevard around 8:10 p.m. April 25, 2009. No charges have ever been filed in the case.
Lt. Joey Crosby of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said, “The lead investigator on that case [Det. Steven Clothier] has been promoted to sergeant, and that takes him into the patrol division. Therefore, another investigator [Det. Jeremiah Beam], has been assigned to the case.”
Crosby said the Drexel case is still open.
“Open means we are constantly seeking any and all information related to this investigation,” he said. “We are assessing the information we have currently and evaluating and investigating any new information that we get.”
Crosby said there has been no new information in the Drexel case.
He said a case is not closed until “there is no additional evidence to examine and no resolution to the case.”
He added there is no timetable on that, and no limit on the time a case may stay open.
About the Brittanee Drexel case, Crosby said, “We still consider it active because we are still actively seeking to resolve this investigation.”