"That investigation has just begun".
Local police were notified about her disappearance around 5 p.m. that same day and immediately began searching for her, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
As many as 250 law enforcement personnel have been combing the Churchill Heights neighborhood questioning neighbors and stopping vehicles that were coming in and out of the area.
He held back tears as he made the announcement during a press conference. They reviewed video captured by security cameras and combed through tips that flowed to a phone line dedicated to the case.
Area residents also offered to help search, said Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Public Safety Department. The shirt had the word "peace" written on it.
Police in Cayce, South Carolina, asked for the public's help Thursday in identifying one of two suspicious vehicles caught on video the day Faye Swetlik, 6, disappeared.
'We've not ruled anything out. He also mentioned that a deceased man was found in the Churchill Heights neighborhood. They even clarified that her mother was very attentive in watching Faye and Faye herself was taught to be aware and pay attention to her surroundings.
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She also said it's good to be back home and she is enjoying her favourite things from food to hanging out at the beach. As the pooch smothered her with love and affection, giving kisses, Koch too was overwhelmed to see the dog's reaction.
In the latest update from police, officials said Faye's mother, her mother's boyfriend and Faye's father are all cooperating with the investigation. Family searched for Faye for about an hour before calling 911, authorities have said.
She added, 'She's going to be 7 in June'.
In a statement, the family told ABC News that "Faye is a bubbly and happy little girl". Faye pays attention to her surroundings.
Thursday, Faye's body was found somewhere in her neighborhood.
Community members told WIS they are organizing a prayer vigil for Faye on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.at Trinity Baptist Church, located at 2003 Charleston Highway. You got to find her'.
The search initially involved more than 100 officers, including dogs. The FBI has also joined the search.
Faye is lactose intolerant and has a speech impediment, the department said.
Flyers with Faye's picture were posted all over Cayce, a city of 14,000 neighboring the state capital of Columbia.