COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? â??No matter what it is, I want the truth to come out.â?? The words of Elvia Swainson surrounding her daughter Gabbieeâ??s disappearance.
Elvia discovered that Gabbiee was missing when she arrived home from work on Saturday, August 18, beginning a search that has continued for three months.
In the days that followed her disappearance, the Richland County Sheriffâ??s Department named Freddie Grant as a suspect. He was subsequently charged with kidnapping and additional federal ammunition charged was filed against Grant, who is being held in Lexington County.
â??No parent wants to go through this,â?? Elvia Swainson says about her search for Gabbiee. â??You wouldnâ??t wish this on your worst enemy.â?? Swainson has given several interviews and appeared alongside Sheriff Leon Lott at press conferences and updates for the public, however, she has said little about Grant, saying â??thatâ??s not helping me find my child.â??
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WACH Foxâ??s Tyler Ryan sat down with Elvia for an exclusive interview about Gabbiee, her disappearance, and the involvement that investigators say Freddie Grant had in the case. â??Thatâ??s the scenario Iâ??ve been presented with,â?? she said, going on to indicate that Grant hasnâ??t offered any contrary information.
Swainson said she continues to make attempts to contact Grant in hopes that he will help her in her search.
Although it has been nearly twelve weeks since she last saw her daughter, Elvia Swainson remains optimistic, saying the she knows â??she (Gabbiee) is on her way home.â??
If you have any information on the where Gabbiee Swainson is, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.