A coroner in Horry County, South Carolina tells WXXI News that the skeletal remains found last weekend are not those of Brittanee Drexel of Chili. He says the bones appear to be those of a male, at least 20 years old.
There had been speculation about the remains since Drexel was last seen not far from there, in Myrtle Beach, when she went down there on spring break in 2009. The search for the 17 year old has been going on since then.
The remains were sent to a lab in Texas for DNA testing.