Family, friends gather for missing Richland Co. teen

Gabbiee Swainson (Source: Facebook)
Gabbiee Swainson (Source: Facebook)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Friends, family and strangers gathered at the Village at Sand Hill Sunday to pray for a 15-year-old who has been missing since August.

15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson disappeared from her Richland County home Aug. 18.

Organizers called the event "A Night of Hope for Gabbiee." Several bands played, prayers were offered, and Gabbiee's mother, Elvia Swainson was scheduled to speak.

Her mother's former boyfriend, Freddie Grant, is charged with kidnapping in connection with the case.  Just last week, Sheriff Leon Lott confirmed that both Swainson's and Grant's DNA was found on a piece of duct tape found near Grant's home.

Deputies continue to search for clues in Swainson's disappearance.

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