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.
The latest missing persons poster for #FayeSwetlik, which was generated by the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the news of her disappearance continues to be shared nationwide.#PrayforFaye #FBI pic.twitter.com/6mzeCEXFQv— Cayce Public Safety (@Cayce_DPS) February 12, 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 knocked on every door in her neighborhood, combed through hundreds of hours of video and interviewed witnesses, department of public safety officials said Wednesday.
Hundreds of officers are involved in the search which officials vowed will continue until the 6-year-old is found.
Law enforcement officers continue to knock on doors to talk with neighbors of Faye Swetlik as part of the search for the missing 6-year-old.
Call 803-205–4444 with to share info on her whereabouts or tips related to her disappearance. pic.twitter.com/cBZnC5nico— Adam Myrick (@AdamThePIO) February 12, 2020
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
"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.
The search for Faye Swetlik continues from the air as a State Law Enforcement Division helicopter circles the area of the missing 6-year-old’s subdivision.
Call 803-205–4444 to share info on her whereabouts or tips related to her disappearance. pic.twitter.com/Dk2gkZ3bYz— Adam Myrick (@AdamThePIO) 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, reported ABC Columbia affiliate 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