Where is Brittanee? The new Spring Break case.

Brittanee Drexel (what is UP with the way parents spell names – sorry, I digress) is 17-year-old girl from Rochester, New York who went to Myrtle Beach for a spring break trip and has disappeared. There is video of her walking into her hotel alone as well as leaving alone and walking along the street. Foul play is suspected.

Brittannee’s parents were in the midst of a stressful divorce and her mother did NOT give her permission to go to Myrtle Beach. She did anyway and the parents suspect that she was depressed over the impending divorce, which is why she went with her friends on the trip despite their wishes.

Police are now dragging a nearby river. What do you think? Another Natalee Holloway? Drugged, murdered? Suicide? Doing okay but just needs some time to think? Being held captive somewhere in a hotel? Sold into the sex trade?

It’s horrible, no matter what. My thoughts and prayers out to Ms. Drexel and her family. Discuss. And please don’t blame the girl or her parents. It would be so easy to, but we don’t judge here unless blame can be squarely placed. Teens who are depressed will defy their parents. Parents who trust their kids won’t double check – I think.


  1. I saw this yesterday… I am not sure. It’s just too hard to know when it’s been reported she had other problems like depression. Either way, like the mother said, it doesn’t look good. I know she’s just facing the horrible reality and just being a realist, but it kind of didn’t sit well with me that so soon after her disapearnce she admitted she didn’t have much hope that she was alive.

    I don’t think she was involved in anyway, nor do I think anyone should blame her or the missing girl for whatever happened, but it just struck me as odd that she said that so early. I mean, most parents of mssing children hold out some hope in the beginning.

    And never say never- Elizabeth Smart was a miracle and a story that still to this day fascinates me.

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