(CAYCE, S.C.) — Authorities in South Carolina are asking the public to help find the owner of a car that was spotted close to where a 6-year-old girl vanished without a trace this weekend.
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.
The Department of Public Safety said Thursday morning it’s looking to identify the owner of a silver sedan that was seen in Faye’s neighborhood, Churchill Heights, before she disappeared.
Authorities were able to reach the owners of the other car, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, after receiving tips.
Tips continue to come about the vehicles that were in the Churchill Heights neighborhood during the time #FayeSwetlik was last seen.
Thanks to your tips, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has been identified but investigators are still seeking information about the silver sedan. pic.twitter.com/M4VFAiVBCn
— Cayce Public Safety (@Cayce_DPS) February 13, 2020
“Speaking with everyone in the neighborhood at the time Faye was last seen is an important part of our work to bring her home,” Department of Public Safety officials said.
Investigators have been examining the Lexington County landfill looking for clues, Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Public Safety Department said at a news conference Thursday.
“We are leaving no stone unturned,” he said. “We are looking for even the smallest piece of evidence that could point us in the direction of bringing Faye home.”
“The phone line has been ringing nonstop,” Antley added.
Faye’s family has been cooperating with the investigation, he said.
Investigators also knocked on every door in her neighborhood, combed through hundreds of hours of video and interviewed witnesses, officials said Wednesday.
We are going to continue to ask that you share this latest missing person bulletin from the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on #FayeSwetlik.
— Cayce Public Safety (@Cayce_DPS) February 12, 2020
“She’s not the type of kid that will up and walk away,” her family said in a statement. “Faye pays attention to her surroundings.”
“We just want to find Faye and bring her home,” the family said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Faye Swetlik Hotline at 803-205-4444.
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