Search intensifies for missing 6-year-old in South Carolina


Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by ABC News No Comments

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(CAYCE, S.C.) — The family of a missing 6-year-old South Carolina girl is desperate to find her after she mysteriously disappeared in front of her own home.

First grader Faye Swetlik was last seen around 3:45 p.m. Monday. She had gotten off the school bus and was playing in front of her home in Cayce, just outside of Columbia, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

“I’m going crazy not knowing where she is,” Faye’s grandmother, Ruth Collins, wrote on Facebook.

 

Missing 6 Year Old, White Female
Missing from Churchill Heights Neighborhood in Cayce, SC
Strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes
Last seen wearing polka dot boots and a black t-shirt. If seen, contact @Cayce_DPS at 794-0456 @WLTX @wachfox @abc_columbia @wis10 @thestate @postandcourier pic.twitter.com/P6t438rVX4

— City of Cayce (@CityofCayce) February 10, 2020

“Since 5 p.m. Monday afternoon law enforcement officers from multiple agencies have worked tirelessly around the clock,” Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Public Safety Department said at a news conference Wednesday. “We are still exploring every possibility to bring her home.”

Investigators who spent Tuesday going door-to-door in the area are back knocking on doors Wednesday, authorities said.

“Faye is a bubbly and happy little girl,” her family said in a statement. “She’s not the type of kid that will up and walk away… Faye pays attention to her surroundings.”

“We just want to find Faye and bring her home,” the family said.

Multiple agencies are involved in the “ongoing, large-scale missing person investigation,” the Cayce Department of Public Safety said Wednesday morning.

 

Please contact the #FayeSwetlik hotline at 803-205-4444 with any tips or information. This is still an ongoing, large scale missing person investigation with multiple agencies involved. #PrayforFaye pic.twitter.com/pytZVjb5Nb

— Cayce Public Safety (@Cayce_DPS) February 12, 2020

 

Investigators who spent Tuesday going door-to-door in the area are back knocking on doors Wednesday morning, reported ABC Columbia affiliate WOLO.

“We’re not leaving any stone unturned,” Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Public Safety Department said Tuesday.

 

Investigators continue their search for Faye Swetlik, walking down Londonderry Lane and knocking on doors in the neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/g8xhKO3Apm

— Tim Scott (@TimScottTV) February 12, 2020

 

Community members gathered to pray for the little girl at Trinity Baptist Church Tuesday night.

“I want my baby back,” Faye’s grandmother said at the church, according to WOLO. “You got to find her.”

 

This young boy made this poster for Faye’s prayer vigil. She’s officially been missing for more than 24 hours, and the search continues. @abc_columbia @Cayce_DPS @CityofCayce pic.twitter.com/OS65ZZXr1U

— Maria Szatkowski (@MariaSzatkowski) February 11, 2020

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Faye Swetlik hotline at 803-205-4444.

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