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  • Jason A

    Jason A

    I used to drive a delivery route that went from Myrtle Beach, south on 17, to Georgetown. No offense to the fine people of South Carolina, but the fact that an abduction took place here is the least surprising news of the day.

    I used to drive a delivery route that went from Myrtle Beach, south on 17, to Georgetown.
    No offense to the fine people of South Carolina, but the fact that an abduction took place here is the least surprising news of the day.

  • FoodSherpa

    FoodSherpa Oceanside, Ca USA

    RE: Britanee Drexel- I often went places and did things all on my own while in middle and high school. In middle school, I thought I was going to meet 'friends' once at Disneyland and they ditched me. That taught me a great lesson about self-sufficiency and enjoying my own company. I've never relied on another person since. My husband loves that I am so independent. Maybe Britanee was made of the same stuff? Oceanside, Ca. is a great place to discover some amazing micro-breweries. We are the home to Stone, Belching Beaver, and, North Coast Brewing Co. among many others. Come and visit someday!

    RE: Britanee Drexel- I often went places and did things all on my own while in middle and high school. In middle school, I thought I was going to meet 'friends' once at Disneyland and they ditched me. That taught me a great lesson about self-sufficiency and enjoying my own company. I've never relied on another person since. My husband loves that I am so independent. Maybe Britanee was made of the same stuff?
    Oceanside, Ca. is a great place to discover some amazing micro-breweries. We are the home to Stone, Belching Beaver, and, North Coast Brewing Co. among many others. Come and visit someday!

  • Barbara B.

    Barbara B.

    Hey guys, great job as always. I wanted to make a quick comment about your remarks on part one about Brittanee separating herself from the people she traveled with. I am female and one year I took a week long vacation with my best friend (we were early 20s at the time) and some other girls that we knew but weren't super close to. We ended up being sick of them halfway through the vacation and spent the rest of the time doing our own thing. It made me never want to take a group vacation ever again. Granted, I had my best buddy with me, but I could see myself going out on my own if she wasn't there because the other girls were so obnoxious. You get to a point on a vacation where you are comfortable in the town you are and maybe stop thinking about the possible dangers because you get used to your surroundings.

    Hey guys, great job as always. I wanted to make a quick comment about your remarks on part one about Brittanee separating herself from the people she traveled with. I am female and one year I took a week long vacation with my best friend (we were early 20s at the time) and some other girls that we knew but weren't super close to. We ended up being sick of them halfway through the vacation and spent the rest of the time doing our own thing. It made me never want to take a group vacation ever again. Granted, I had my best buddy with me, but I could see myself going out on my own if she wasn't there because the other girls were so obnoxious. You get to a point on a vacation where you are comfortable in the town you are and maybe stop thinking about the possible dangers because you get used to your surroundings.

  • Ssk

    Ssk Parts Unknown

    Caveat: I've finished Part One and I'm only a little into Part Two. We'll see if I'm proven wrong by the end of the episode. My sympathies go out to Brittanee's family, but the idea that Peter & The Mean Girls specifically targeted and lured Brittanee to Myrtle Beach to sell her to human traffickers is grasping at straws. Both Peter's group and The Mean Girls had every reason to pack up and leave as soon as they started getting calls from Brittanee's mom or realized she was missing. The cops were going to show up and want to talk to them—that's it. No conspiracies or complicated murder cover-ups necessary. Not only was there under-age drinking taking place, but we've established drugs were involved. Even if this was pot and nothing stronger, there is no chance in hell a group of self-absorbed kids who spent days treating Brittanee like garbage would risk getting in trouble to stick around to help. I'm sure we've all heard stories of people bailing on close friends and leaving them to deal with the legal fallout when drugs are at play and these people were NOT her friends. These aren't criminal masterminds with connections, these kids are a bunch of—as the Captain might say—Pieces of @#$% on Spring Break. I'd be surprised if they dosed her (why waste their drugs?), and doubly surprised to learn everyone managed to keep their mouths shut if they had to get rid of Brittanee's body under any circumstances (overdose, murder, accidental death, suicide, etc.). Could they have decided to bring Brittanee along so they could stash their drugs in with her stuff and then feign innocence if something happened? Sure. But the term "drug mule" has very specific connotations way outside the scope of the petty nature of what seems to be at play here. I doubt Brittanee was hiding drugs in body cavities, swallowing bags of coke, or crossing any borders, therefore she wasn't muling anything. From the perspective of Peter and The Mean Girls, Spring Break was wrapping up and they were about to get on with their bright, shiny futures. I doubt these scumbags thought of poor Brittanee as anything more than an inconvenience or a buzz kill. Cold hearted as it is, Peter was just being smart and protecting himself by heading home, lawyering up, and "cooperating" through the lawyer. While I don't think these jerks are directly responsible for Brittanee's disappearance or murder, the reason she was out on her own and in a vulnerable position was due to their awful behavior. The way this group acted before and after Brittanee's disappearance is despicable and I can only hope that karma catches up with them.

    Caveat: I've finished Part One and I'm only a little into Part Two. We'll see if I'm proven wrong by the end of the episode.

    My sympathies go out to Brittanee's family, but the idea that Peter & The Mean Girls specifically targeted and lured Brittanee to Myrtle Beach to sell her to human traffickers is grasping at straws.

    Both Peter's group and The Mean Girls had every reason to pack up and leave as soon as they started getting calls from Brittanee's mom or realized she was missing. The cops were going to show up and want to talk to them—that's it. No conspiracies or complicated murder cover-ups necessary.

    Not only was there under-age drinking taking place, but we've established drugs were involved. Even if this was pot and nothing stronger, there is no chance in hell a group of self-absorbed kids who spent days treating Brittanee like garbage would risk getting in trouble to stick around to help. I'm sure we've all heard stories of people bailing on close friends and leaving them to deal with the legal fallout when drugs are at play and these people were NOT her friends. These aren't criminal masterminds with connections, these kids are a bunch of—as the Captain might say—Pieces of @#$% on Spring Break.

    I'd be surprised if they dosed her (why waste their drugs?), and doubly surprised to learn everyone managed to keep their mouths shut if they had to get rid of Brittanee's body under any circumstances (overdose, murder, accidental death, suicide, etc.).

    Could they have decided to bring Brittanee along so they could stash their drugs in with her stuff and then feign innocence if something happened? Sure. But the term "drug mule" has very specific connotations way outside the scope of the petty nature of what seems to be at play here. I doubt Brittanee was hiding drugs in body cavities, swallowing bags of coke, or crossing any borders, therefore she wasn't muling anything.

    From the perspective of Peter and The Mean Girls, Spring Break was wrapping up and they were about to get on with their bright, shiny futures. I doubt these scumbags thought of poor Brittanee as anything more than an inconvenience or a buzz kill. Cold hearted as it is, Peter was just being smart and protecting himself by heading home, lawyering up, and "cooperating" through the lawyer.

    While I don't think these jerks are directly responsible for Brittanee's disappearance or murder, the reason she was out on her own and in a vulnerable position was due to their awful behavior. The way this group acted before and after Brittanee's disappearance is despicable and I can only hope that karma catches up with them.

  • Chris In Mpls

    Chris In Mpls

    It should be interesting to hear if there’s anything new to be learned at the upcoming FBI update on Wednesday. As for there being an update, talk about coincidence following this week’s show. https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/fbi-set-to-give-update-on-brittanee-drexel-case/477190077

    It should be interesting to hear if there’s anything new to be learned at the upcoming FBI update on Wednesday. As for there being an update, talk about coincidence following this week’s show.
    https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/fbi-set-to-give-update-on-brittanee-drexel-case/477190077

  • Moni

    Moni Bavaria

    Maybe it is different here, but even when I was younger (late teens, early twenties) I left a group if I couldn't stand their company or they got too roudy. I also thought, that maybe she felt unsafe with them, when they did drugs and got mean, so going back to the hotel alone etc could seem like the lesser evil to her.

    Maybe it is different here, but even when I was younger (late teens, early twenties) I left a group if I couldn't stand their company or they got too roudy. I also thought, that maybe she felt unsafe with them, when they did drugs and got mean, so going back to the hotel alone etc could seem like the lesser evil to her.

  • star

    star canada

    Another great episode guys- heart breaking for the family, so sad. I'm echoing what the user Ssk said above- " Never attribute to malice, what can be explained by stupidity" . These were a pack of selfish, stupid kids, who - in their meanness- made Britanee so uncomfortable that she put herself in a bad situation (walking alone in the evening), making this wee woman vulnerable to monsters. My gut feeling is that there isn't a conspiracy here, just plain old , random evil. I hope they can recover her one day, and bring closure to the family, and swift justice to her killer(s)

    Another great episode guys- heart breaking for the family, so sad. I'm echoing what the user Ssk said above- " Never attribute to malice, what can be explained by stupidity" . These were a pack of selfish, stupid kids, who - in their meanness- made Britanee so uncomfortable that she put herself in a bad situation (walking alone in the evening), making this wee woman vulnerable to monsters. My gut feeling is that there isn't a conspiracy here, just plain old , random evil. I hope they can recover her one day, and bring closure to the family, and swift justice to her killer(s)

  • Elaina

    Elaina Oceanside

    I love how men always think it's "unusual" for a women to do anything on her own, even walk on the beach 🙄. (And hi to the other Osider above! Yes, lots of good beer here!)

    I love how men always think it's "unusual" for a women to do anything on her own, even walk on the beach 🙄.

    (And hi to the other Osider above! Yes, lots of good beer here!)

  • Jessica

    Jessica Seattle

    I am listening to part 1 right now so I haven't finished, but- I wanted to bring something up that you guys didn't mention, or I see in any of these comments. When I was 17-20 years old, it was pretty common for some of my friends to separate from the group when we were drinking (go on some adventure alone). Is it possible that Brittanee had been drinking and why she was out walking on her own? A person's behavior often changes when alcohol is involved, so it could have been a reason she was not acting like herself that night and nothing to do with any argument/bullying with the people she went with. It would have also made her more susceptible to an abduction

    I am listening to part 1 right now so I haven't finished, but- I wanted to bring something up that you guys didn't mention, or I see in any of these comments. When I was 17-20 years old, it was pretty common for some of my friends to separate from the group when we were drinking (go on some adventure alone). Is it possible that Brittanee had been drinking and why she was out walking on her own? A person's behavior often changes when alcohol is involved, so it could have been a reason she was not acting like herself that night and nothing to do with any argument/bullying with the people she went with. It would have also made her more susceptible to an abduction

  • DianeJ

    DianeJ Edgefield, SC

    Great show! I knew about the case when it first happened but never knew the more recent happenings that you guys covered. Thanks for another outstanding podcast!

    Great show! I knew about the case when it first happened but never knew the more recent happenings that you guys covered. Thanks for another outstanding podcast!

  • mG

    mG tX

    Too many broken machines wandering this planet. After the guilty verdict is read, they ought to make 'em take a knee and put one in the back of the skull. Family can pay for the bullet.

    Too many broken machines wandering this planet. After the guilty verdict is read, they ought to make 'em take a knee and put one in the back of the skull. Family can pay for the bullet.

  • A

    A New Jersey

    Hi guys! Love the show. As a woman in my early 20s, I want to reiterate what Jessica said... it's not uncommon at all for me or any of my friends to split off and do our own thing when we're drinking, as foolish as it may seem. I've been known to strike out on my own on nights out, whether it's something as innocent as wanting to have my own adventure or something more serious like a disagreement with a friend. A few years ago, I went on Spring Break with my best friend and some of her friends who I'm not close with and have grown to.. not particularly like. On the second night, we all had too much to drink and they ended up leaving me alone at the club. I made some dumb decisions instead of going back to the hotel or trying to find them because they'd been making me feel left out, but luckily nothing too bad happened to me because I was in a vulnerable state. I just want to say that I don't think it's unusual at all, especially when alcohol is involved. Alcohol makes you brave. I also consider my mom and I to be close but I wouldn't really ever rely on my mom to know what was in or out of character for me, especially when I was in high school... I used to hide a lot of stuff from her when I was a teen. I'm more open with her now that I'm a little older, but she still doesn't know all of my drunk habits or anything like that, they're not things I'm all that inclined to share with her.

    Hi guys! Love the show. As a woman in my early 20s, I want to reiterate what Jessica said... it's not uncommon at all for me or any of my friends to split off and do our own thing when we're drinking, as foolish as it may seem. I've been known to strike out on my own on nights out, whether it's something as innocent as wanting to have my own adventure or something more serious like a disagreement with a friend. A few years ago, I went on Spring Break with my best friend and some of her friends who I'm not close with and have grown to.. not particularly like. On the second night, we all had too much to drink and they ended up leaving me alone at the club. I made some dumb decisions instead of going back to the hotel or trying to find them because they'd been making me feel left out, but luckily nothing too bad happened to me because I was in a vulnerable state. I just want to say that I don't think it's unusual at all, especially when alcohol is involved. Alcohol makes you brave.

    I also consider my mom and I to be close but I wouldn't really ever rely on my mom to know what was in or out of character for me, especially when I was in high school... I used to hide a lot of stuff from her when I was a teen. I'm more open with her now that I'm a little older, but she still doesn't know all of my drunk habits or anything like that, they're not things I'm all that inclined to share with her.

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