Cayce Department of Public Safety's Sgt. Evan Antley provided an update Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in the ongoing investigation of missing Cayce six-year-old, Faye Marie Swetlik.
Antley noted that the investigation is still ongoing, and that there have been incorrect rumors on social media regarding the case. “There have been a number of inaccurate reports,” he said. Antley explained that when people spread the information that has not been directly provided by law enforcement, it can deter or distract those involved in the investigation process.
The Churchill Heights neighborhood has now been closed to the public and media, as law enforcement continue to canvas the area. “Anyone in that neighborhood that is coming to sight see and stuff like that, just slows our team down. If they weren’t there Monday, the questions don’t pertain to them. We don’t want to have to worry about everyone else coming through there that’s not part of this investigation,” he explained.
The search has now been expanded past the initial one-mile radius. Antley said it's been expanded to the immediate area around Churchill Heights, along the interstate, moving east towards Charleston Highway.
Antley also said that CDPS will begin holding a daily press conference at 11:45 a.m. to provide the latest updates on the investigation.
“We’re going to keep getting the word out until we get her home,” said Antley. He assured the public that the CDPS will continue to provide updates on their Facebook page.
Video footage was released Wednesday that shows Faye as she was getting off the school bus Monday afternoon. View video HERE.
Faye Swetlik was last seen Monday afternoon around 3:45 p.m. playing in her yard on Londonderry Lane, in the Churchill Heights neighborhood. She was reported missing by her mother around 5 p.m. She has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a black shirt that said "peace" with polka dot boots. Anyone who may have information about the disappearance of Faye is asked to call the tip hot line at 803-205-4444.