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Brittanee Drexel Update: Documentary Looks at Teen's Myrtle Beach Disappearance

Brittanee Drexel Update: Documentary Sheds Light on Teen's Myrtle Beach Disappearance
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NEW YORK (CBS/WBTW) Over a year after 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel disappeared while on spring break in South Carolina, a national cable TV crime show featured an hour-long special about the missing New York teen Monday night.

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On Monday night, cable channel Investigation Discovery  profiled Brittanee in the season two premiere episode of "Disappeared."

Brittanee was last seen leaving a hotel in Myrtle Beach in April.

Known for her quick smile and lightning speed on the soccer field, Brittanee slipped off to spring break vacation in Myrtle Beach without the consent or knowledge of her parents, reports CBS affiliate WBTW.

On April 25, 2009, the night before she was supposed to come home to New York, Brittanee vanished.

Video surveillance shows her exiting a friend's hotel and her last known communication is a text to her boyfriend. But when police tracked her cell phone to an isolated rural area known for alligators and swamps, her family feared the worst.

Brittanee's mother, Dawn Drexel, told CBS News' Crimesider in April that she won't stop looking for her daughter, and said she was "appalled" police said they believed Brittanee is dead, even though "they don't have a body or remains."

Authorities in Georgetown County, S.C. said prospects of finding the Rochester, N.Y. girl alive did not look good.

No arrests have been made in the case, and Brittanee's location is still unknown.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1963.