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Pence reacts after Faye Marie Swetlik found dead in South Carolina: ‘Hug your children today’

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The Vice President provides information on the fate of Faye Swetlik during a speech at The citadel.

Vice-President Mike Pence, on Thursday expressed his condolences to the family of Faye Marie Swetlik, the 6-year-old girl who was found dead disappear found three days after in a mysterious way in front of her South Carolina home.

Pence delivered the remarks during an appearance at The citadel, a military college in South Carolina.

“[A]llow me to address an issue that I know of, is at the heart of people everywhere in South Carolina today. And as your Vice-President and as a father, let me say, we were deeply to get sad word this afternoon that the remains of Faye Swetlik, a 6-year-old girl who went missing, were found by their parents’ front yard only three days,” Pence said.

This undated photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public safety shows, Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
(Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP)

To provide the Vice-President obliged, South Carolina with any necessary funds from the Federal government to assist in the investigation.

“We will continue to keep closely with state and local authorities to account, those responsible for this heinous crime,” Pence said, adding: “But I would each push in South Carolina: Hug your kids today, and keep this little girl and your family, and your community, in your prayers.”

Cayce Public safety Director Byron Snellgrove had announced the discovery during a short press conference earlier on Thursday.

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“It is with a very heavy heart that we announced we have found the corpse that the coroner has determined how Faye Marie Swetlik,” Snellgrove said.

The girl was last seen, getting off the school bus Monday. Her family discovered her missing about 3:45 p.m. and called 911 after finding her for about an hour, authorities said.

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You had to disappear, brought together more than 250 leaders of the neighborhood in Cayce, just across the Congaree River from the capital city of Colombia.

No arrests have been made, in the girl’s death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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