Have You Seen Gabrielle Swainson?: 15 Year-old SC Cheerleader Has Been Missing for 5 Days
South Carolina police are looking for 15 year-old Gabrielle Swainson.
Swainson was last seen at her home at 3:30am, just before her mother left for work. When her mother returned around 7:15am, she heard the teen’s alarm clock going off, but Gabrielle was gone.
Nothing was taken from the home. The only missing items were Gabrielle’s cell phone, the clothing she was wearing, and Gabrielle herself.
She’d only been left alone for four hours.
“According to Capt. Chris Cowan, of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Swainson’s friends and neighbors in the 200 block of Tamara Way said they have not seen her.
‘We’re still actively investigating, searching the area and things like that, but we have nothing new at this point,’ Cowan told HuffPost.
Turnipseed said authorities have found no evidence of foul play, but indicated to the family that the case is not typical of a runaway.
‘This is very out of character,’ she said. ‘Gabby is a good girl, a good student. She has been taking guitar lessons and she just made the cheerleading team at Ridgeview High School. She was very excited about going back to school Thursday because she had made the squad. She had just picked out her book-sack as well as the clothes she was going to wear to school.’
Cleveland-Jennings told HuffPost she suspects Swainson may have been abducted from the home.
‘She is a girly-girl who would never leave the house in pajamas. She always makes sure her makeup is done before she leaves the house and she is a habitual texter, but there has been no form of communication from her,’ Cleveland-Jennings said.”
Friends of Swainson have started a social media campaign to help with the search, using #FindGabby and #FindGabs hashtags.
The following is a description of Gabby:
“Gabrielle Swainson is a black female, about 5-feet-2-inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, and pink and black pajama bottoms, with black and white Adidas brand sandals. Swainson has braces on her teeth, but authorities are not releasing the color of the braces because the color is unusual and would help them confirm a possible sighting.”
If you have any ifnormation regarding Gabby Swainson’s whereabouts,
please call 803-576-3000, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.