CUE Center brings in forensic artist to provide age progression of missing teen
Wilmington, NC – It has been more than three years since Brittanee Drexel vanished from the grandstand beach area of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; now a forensic tool provides her family with an age progression approved by her mother. On April 25, 2009 Brittanee Drexel left her home in Rochester, New York without her mothers permission and traveled with a group of teens on what was suppose to be a few days of carefree fun. Brittanee disappeared within forty-eight hours of her arrival and has not been seen or heard from since. Multiple agencies and hundreds of searchers from the CUE Center for Missing Persons have scoured various areas in hopes to locate the teen; Brittanee still remains missing.
As months turned into years her family and friends still hold out hope that Brittanee may still be alive and requested an age progression using her biological families to produce the likeness. The CUE Center enlisted the help from national renowned forensic artist Diana Trepkov for the task. Diana has provided a number of age progressions over several years at no charge to the organization, donating her talents to aid registered missing person cases of the center. Her work has helped solved cases of the missing and has given a face and name to those who were in need of identification. Diana’s devotional work has spanned almost three decades in service.
“I was so overwhelmed by what she gave us just before the holidays, the beauty of what I know my daughter would really look like today, a little older, a new hair style, but still the beautiful little girl that peeks through those eyes of her”, it is a bittersweet gift”, said Dawn Drexel, Brittanee’s mother. I wanted the public to know about my daughter’s eye as well, if she is alive out there somewhere, she would have been in need of another surgery, and this drawing helps to show what her eye would look like today without medical attention. Brittanee Drexel suffered from an eye disease called PHPV = Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous; a birth defect which cast shadows in eye sight, causing eye dilation issues and cataracts. See link below for details and picture.
“The CUE Center for Missing Persons provides multiple free services to families left behind that suffer the unknown fate of a missing loved one; this forensic tool has proven to be a successful in any type of case from a suspect, missing individual and the unidentified”, said CUE founder, Monica Caison. “It can also provide families who have stared at the time stamped missing picture for so long, a inner peace of something possible, that renewed hope families need”, Mrs. Caison added. Diana’s work is top of the line and she provides annually hundred’s of hours working on request of our organization for missing persons. To learn more about Diana http://www.forensicsbydiana.com
Brittanee Marie Drexel
If anyone has information of the whereabouts of Brittanee Drexel or concerning her disappearance is asked to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at (843) 918-1963
CUE Center for Missing Person (910) 343-1131 or the 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687, all calls are confidential, callers can remain anonymous. You can also visit Brittanee’s profile on the CUE website at www.ncmissingpersons.org or go directly to her main site at http://helpfindbrittaneedrexel.com at either site you can submit a confidential tip.
In 1994 the CUE Center for Missing Persons was founded to aid cases of missing persons nationwide; funded entirely by donations, and staffed by volunteers. CUE Founder Monica Caison, has dedicated her life to the plight of missing people; which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives.