Police ask for help identifying 2 vehicles in neighborhood where 6-year-old S.C. girl disappeared

Police release video pertaining to Faye Swetlik search

CAYCE, S.C. (WMBF/WIS) – Officials with the city of Cayce released a video Wednesday in connection to the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

The video includes footage of Faye getting off a school bus and a phone number for a hotline people can call with tips.

Wednesday is day three of the search for Faye. Her family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday, Feb. 10 after school around 3:45 p.m. They reported her missing to police around 5 p.m.

The Cayce Department of Public Safety also released pictures Wednesday night of two vehicles that were seen in the neighborhood during the time the 6-year-old girl was last seen.

Authorities are asking for help identifying the occupants in two vehicles that were seen in the neighborhood when 6-year-old S.C. girl Faye Swetlik disappeared.
Authorities are asking for help identifying the occupants in two vehicles that were seen in the neighborhood when 6-year-old S.C. girl Faye Swetlik disappeared. (Source: Cayce Department of Public Safety)

Investigators said they have not identified or interviewed the occupants of the vehicle and said it’s crucial for authorities to talk with everyone who was in the area during Faye’s disappearance.

“Talking with everyone who was in Churchill Heights at the time Faye was last seen is an important part of our work to bring her home,” Cayce Department of Public Safety tweeted out.

Police wanted to stress Wednesday morning that people should not believe social media rumors about a body being found.

The search for Faye is still active.

“We’ve noticed a lot of incorrect information on social media that’s being circulated around and being shared across different platforms,” Sgt. Evan Antley, with the Cayce Department of Public Safety, said. “As law enforcement we are committed to keeping you our community informed with timely and accurate information. What does that mean? That means rumors that are false could potentially divert valuable resources from our mission of bringing Faye home.”

The investigation is currently focused on the neighborhood where Faye lives and the home she shares with her mother and grandmother on Londonderry Square.

As many as 250 law enforcement personnel have been combing the Churchill Heights neighborhood questioning neighbors and stopping vehicles that were coming in and out of the area.

Authorities said Tuesday there is no evidence Faye was abducted.

Investigators said they have not ruled out any possibilities that she may have walked off or fell somewhere and is in distress.

Officials ask anyone who sees Faye or has any video that could help find her to call 803-205-4444.

WHY IS THERE NO AMBER ALERT?

Officials said the following criteria must be met for an Amber Alert to be activated:

  • a law enforcement agency or agencies must believe the child has been abducted,
  • if the child is under 17 and the agency believes they’re in immediate danger or serious harm,
  • all other possibilities for the disappearance have been reasonably excluded,
  • there is sufficient information available to give to the public,
  • the child’s name and other critical data have been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

Faye’s information has been entered into NCIC as a missing person, officials said.

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