The search continues for the missing six-year-old girl who disappeared while she was playing outside her house
South Carolina police extends search for missing six-year-old girl who disappeared while playing outside her home because authorities get 80 tips in the case
- Police said Wednesday that they are expanding their search for Faye Mary Swetlik
- The six-year-old was missing on Monday afternoon while playing in her front yard
- Faye – a student at Springdale Elementary School – was last seen in a black shirt with neon colors, a skirt with a floral print and rain boots with dots
- Officers said they were following about 50 of the 80 tips they received
- Faye is described as a lack of speech by having a tied tongue
- Contact Cayce Dept or Public Safety with information at 803-205-4444
The South Carolina authorities received nearly 80 tips in the case of the missing six-year-old Faye Mary Swetlik (photo), who disappeared on Monday
The South Carolina authorities have expanded their search for a missing six-year-old girl who disappeared while playing in her front yard on Monday.
The Cayce Department of Public Safety said that Faye Mary Swetlik was last seen for about 15.45 hours at the home of Londonderry Lane in Cayce.
Her family reported her missing around 5 p.m.
Initially, the police said the focus of their search was on the Churchill Heights neighborhood, where Faye lived.
But during a press conference on Wednesday morning, officers said the search area was expanded.
The area will now include part of the highway and the surrounding area.
Authorities have blocked access to the Churchill Heights neighborhood for anyone who does not live nearby while continuing their search.
The police also said they have started to follow up about 50 of the 80 tips they have received in the last 48 hours.
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Faye – a student at Springdale Elementary School – was last seen in a black shirt with neon colors, a skirt with a floral print and rain boots with dots
Officials described her as lactose intolerant with speech impairment due to having a tied tongue
Faye – a student at Springdale Elementary School – was last seen in a black shirt with neon colors, a skirt with a floral print and rain boots with dots. The word “peace” was written on the shirt.
Authorities have also released images of Faye on her school bus.
The little girl comes out of her seat, talks to the bus driver and then leaves the bus.
Byron Snellgrove, Cayce Department of Public Safety, said Tuesday evening that investigators have found no evidence that Faye has been abducted.
“We have not excluded anything. We don’t know for sure if she didn’t just walk away and find herself somewhere in the forest or with a neighbor. Possibly in an emergency or case or something, “Snellgrove told reporters.
Snellgrove said that Faye’s mother, her mother’s boyfriend and Faye’s father all cooperate in the investigation.
The child played in front of her house (photo) when she was missing
Contact the Cayce Dept or Public Safety with all information at 803-205-4444
More than 250 officers participated in the search. Officers went from door to door and spoke to neighbors. FBI agents also help with the search.
Officials said the child is lactose intolerant with speech impairment by having a tied tongue.
Bound tongue, or ankyloglossia, is when a thick strip of tissue pulls the bottom of the tongue at the tip of the mouth.
She is described as 3’10 “and 65 pounds with strawberry blonde hair.
There is a special hotline for everyone with information about the girl’s whereabouts.
Contact the Cayce Dept or Public Safety with all information at 803-205-4444. This is a special hotline only for phone calls about #FayeSwetlik