Cell phone may be clue for missing girl

May 3, 2009 2:43:49 PM PDT
A South Carolina sheriff says officers are on the lookout for a missing 17-year-old New York girl south of Myrtle Beach - the last place her cell phone gave off a signal. Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb said Saturday that neither Brittanee Drexel nor her cell phone has been found. Searchers have spent the past two days using dogs, helicopters, boats and foot patrols to search for the girl.

Authorities say they concentrated their search about 35 miles south of Myrtle Beach along the South Santee River. But they turned up nothing.

Police say the teen was last seen after she left a group of friends who had traveled to South Carolina from Rochester, N.Y. Drexel's mother says her impending divorce has caused her daughter to be depressed.

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