CHARLESTON, S.C. – Searchers are combing another coastal South Carolina county for a New York teen who vanished in Myrtle Beach nearly two weeks ago.
Officers on Friday were searching in Charleston County for 17-year-old Brittanee Drexel.
Drexel was reported missing April 26, a day after police say she was last seen after leaving a group of friends. The group had traveled from Rochester, N.Y.
There was no immediate word on whether a new lead prompted the latest search.
Last week, investigators searched Georgetown County, where Drexel's cell phone last gave off a signal. It also gave off a signal in Charleston County.
Drexel may have been depressed because her mother and stepfather were going through a divorce, her mother said.
This missing teen has blue eyes and shoulder-length brown hair with blond highlights. She's 5 feet tall, weighs about 100 pounds and was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt, black shorts and flip-flops.
Those with any information are asked to call Myrtle Beach Police at (843) 918-1300, 1-800-CRIME-TV or 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678).