CAYCE, S.C. (WIS) – Authorities say they are doing everything possible to bring home a girl missing from Cayce, South Carolina.
Faye Marie Swetlik, a 6-year-old with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes, was last seen Monday afternoon when she got off her normal bus and made it home.
Family members say she later disappeared from their front yard. At the time, her mom was the only other person at home.
In all, more than 250 law enforcement officers from different agencies are involved with the search Tuesday, officials said.
FBI agents searched the backyard and porch area Tuesday afternoon. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said it is lending air units and K-9 units.
“Anything’s a possibility at this point,” said Sgt. Evan Antley with the Cayce Department of Public Safety. “We’re hoping for the best; we wanna get Faye back home, so we’re not leaving any stone unturned.”
“We’re asking everybody questions; we’re not leaving anybody out,” Antley said. “We are exhausting every resource we have and then some.
“We are doing everything we can to get this girl home.”
The child was last seen wearing polka dot boots and a black t-shirt with the word “peace” across the front of it.
Officials say Faye’s mother, her mother’s boyfriend, her father and her classmates and teachers at Springdale Elementary School are all hoping for her safe return.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call this hotline: 803-205-4444.