’Things can happen in a split second’: Horry County families mourn the loss of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Horry County families mourn the loss of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - The news of what happened to 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was hard on many South Carolinians, with some parents saying it’s a reality check.

“Things can happen in a split second, so you just never know,” says Horry County mother Stephanie Serfass.

Many questions still remain as to what exactly happened to Swetlik. The 6-year old Cayce girl was reported missing on Feb. 10.

After days of searching, Faye’s body was found outside in a wooded area near her home.

One mother in Horry County, Stephanie Serfass, said the whole situation is heartbreaking.

“It’s very unfortunate and I really would not be able to deal with it if it was mine, probably, and I’d blame myself because I wasn’t there,” Serfass said.

Serfass said her son is six years old and has questions whenever a story about Faye comes on the news.

“Every once in a while he’ll bring things up, and then we have to talk about it. So I think he thinks about it in the back of his mind. Grayson, do you think about it?” Serfass asked her son.

“Sometimes," her son replies.

Serfass said as much as she hates something this tragic to happen, she noted it’s served as a reminder.

“Just keep him close and hug him everyday.”

Police said they are not looking for a person of interest in this case but are linking the death of her neighbor, Coty Taylor, to this investigation.

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