Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Private eyes at Benson Agency Investigations to aid in search for missing New York teen Brittanee Drexel.

An organization that helps parents and law enforcement search for missing children has hired a private detective agency to aid in the search for Brittanee Drexel, a New York teen who disappeared while vacationing in Myrtle Beach last April.

Frank Del Vecchio, chief executive of AMBER Ready in Rockaway, N.J., said Monday that Benson Agency Investigations can bring a "fresh set of eyes" to the case. He said it is the first case the organization has hired a detective to assist with.

"Our hope is for additional leads and for them to assist law enforcement and the Drexel family," Del Vecchio said. "They can provide additional resources to follow up leads that may be outside of South Carolina."

Marc Benson,
Wilmington, North Carolina Area

Family members of Brittanee Drexel, as well as law enforcement and search groups from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Maine, searched in January through the wooded areas near Powell Road in Georgetown County and Seven Mile Road in Charleston County.

It wasn't the first time volunteers had searched those particular areas in Georgetown, said Monica Caison, director of the Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, N.C., which conducts nationwide searches for missing people.

Volunteers and law enforcement authorities have focused their searches in the Georgetown County area after Drexel's cell phone gave off its last known signal on April 26 around U.S. 17 Bypass and the South Santee River, police said.
Drexel, then 17, of Rochester, N.Y., was last seen that night leaving the Blue Water Hotel on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.

Del Vecchio, who has participated in the search in South Carolina for Drexel, said they are working closely with the CUE Center for Missing Persons in finding Drexel, more from this source.............

Brittanee Drexel’s original hotel was the Bar Harbor Hotel, which was vacated on Saturday, April 25, 2009. She left all her belongings behind, except her cell phone, which has been tracked.

Brittanee left the Bar Harbor Hotel Saturday night about 8 p.m. and went to visit a friend named Peter Broswick, who was with a group of male friends at the Blue Water Resort, about 20 blocks from the Bar Harbor Hotel.

Broswick is also from Rochester and left the beach town for home about 1 a.m. early Sunday — the night Brittanee was last seen. more from this source........

Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at http://www.wbipi.com/