Browse For Missing Cayce, SC Lady Continues: Police Decline Rumors On Social Media, Release Video
In an interview Wednesday, Cayce Department of Public Safety authorities quashed rumors circulating on social media about the case. A number of rumors on different Facebook pages were posted Wednesday morning stated a body was discovered and the search seemed suspended– both of which were not true.
“We have actually observed a lot of inaccurate info on social media that’s being circulated around and shared throughout various platforms,” Evan Antley of the Cayce Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.
Antley said these rumors could perhaps harm the investigation. He urged the general public to only shared confirmed details.
After their comprehensive 24-hour search– with more than 250 police officers and first-responders from more than 20 various agencies consisting of the FBI and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)– Cayce Department of Public Safety authorities stated Tuesday night they have actually found no evidence that Faye was abducted.
Faye was last seen playing beyond her home on Londonderry Lane in Cayce — about two miles from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport– around 3:45 p.m. Monday. Cayce Department of Public Security officials said Faye rode the bus house the other day and came to her house “like any other day.”
Cayce officials launched a video (below) Wednesday afternoon that shows Faye getting off her school bus on Monday afternoon around 2:50 p.m. Antley asked the public to share that video.
This is a video of Faye Swetlik leaving the school bus on February 10th. We are asking that you share this video as often as possible.We have seen inaccurate info being distributed on social networks that is false and even frightening. As Law Enforcement, we are dedicated to keeping the neighborhood notified with timely and precise information. Please continue to follow the City of Cayce and the Cayce Department of Public Safety on social media. #PrayforFaye #FayeSwetlik
Faye’s mom called 911 around 5 p.m. Monday when she recognized her child was missing.
“Faye’s mom, her mother’s sweetheart, and daddy have actually been cooperative with us and the other companies,” Cayce Police Chief Byron Snellgrove said in the Tuesday press conference. “Her parents are anxiously waiting her return.”
From the start, authorities have actually restricted the search to a 1-mile radius. Snellgrove said Tuesday that it was possible she encountered the woods or went to a next-door neighbor’s home. Up until now in the investigation, officials have actually not found any evidence that a kidnapping occurred.
On Wednesday, Antley said they were broadening that search to outside the immediate area of the Churchill Heights neighborhood.
Authorities validated with FITSNews Monday night that the FBI was dealing with regional law enforcement representatives on the case. Snellgrove stated at the Tuesday interview they welcomed the FBI as they have representatives who specialize missing children cases.
How social media can assist
While they’re pleased of the community’s assistance in the case, police authorities do not desire volunteers to take part in the search effort, Antley said Wednesday. Authorities have said the examination is organized and they only need experienced officials.
“Keep praying. Keep sharing. Keep calling 803-205-4444 (the hotline for the case) if you have any info,” the Cayce Department of Public Safety said in a Facebook post.
Cayce Department of Public Security officials asked anyone in the Churchill Heights community to get in touch with the authorities if they have any monitoring systems such as Ring that might have recorded activities in the community between 2-5 p.m. Monday.
Faye said private investigators have gotten some surveillance currently and they’re following up with all leads.
Officials prompted the general public to continue to share Faye’s image and details on social media.
Faye is a first grader at Springdale Primary school in West Columbia, South Carolina. She has shoulder-length strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a speech impediment and is lactose intolerant. She is 3-foot-10-inches tall and about 65 pounds.
Officials have actually shared a photo of the attire Faye was last seen using a black shirt with neon letters that state “peace,” a flowery print skirt, and polka dot rain boots.
Please get in touch with the Cayce Dept of Public Safety with any info at 803-205-4444. This is a devoted hotline just for calls about #FayeSwetlik #PrayforFaye @wis10 @WLTX @wachfox @abc_columbia @thestate pic.twitter.com/3r2UFd1f4S!.?.!— Cayce Public Safety(@Cayce_DPS)WIS reporter Caroline Hecker reported Tuesday that she saw FBI representatives on the property where Faye was last seen. She wrote that they were “closely analyzing the back porch”and WIS reported that “Detectives have actually pulled two cars far from the home. “Antley stated he might not comment on the towed cars,
as the investigation is continuous. Antley was likewise asked if Faye’s mom was offered a polygraph test. Again, Antley stated he could not comment pointing out the open examination. An AMBER Alert has not been issued in this case because SLED has extremely
particular requirements for triggering an AMBER Alert based on the Department of Justice guidelines.We discussed that further in this post. WAN NA NOISE OFF?
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