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Playing cards shed light on Drexel case

Myrtle Beach, SC -

By Laura Thomas - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Brittanee Drexel went missing one year ago today, and searchers hope billboards, fliers, and now playing cards will help get the word out about the case.

The South Carolina CrimeStoppers Council put together a list of 52 cases, highlighting Drexel and others, including Crystal Soles, who went missing from Andrews in 2005. Each playing card has a picture and description of either a missing person or an unsolved case.

Gail Soles, Crystal's mother, says she is glad to have her daughter featured.

"I just hope [with] all this publicity, people see and know that she's still missing," said Soles. "She's still out there somewhere and I'm never going to give up. I've still got my hope."

This is the second edition of the deck of cards, and Tom Lucas of the CrimeStoppers Council says they have gotten several breaks in cases before. Lucas says they sell the cards to inmates.

"In the prison system, there's a lot of information. People know things. You're constantly seeing a victims' family, victims' faces," explained Lucas of the benefit of putting the cases on playing cards.

Dawn Drexel, Brittanee's mother, says she does think having her daughter's picture on these cards will help in the search. Brittanee is featured on the 2 of diamonds.

"We're very thankful that they did think of Brittanee," said Drexel.

Brittanee Drexel went missing a year ago from a Myrtle Beach hotel while on spring break. Her family is in town for a candlelight vigil this weekend and say this deck of cards can only help in their search for her.

"All we can do is hope," said Drexel.

Friends and family of Brittanee are gathering for a march and vigil in Myrtle Beach Saturday night.

If you have any tips about any of these cases, you're asked to call 888-CRIME-SC.

 


 

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