ELGIN, S.C. — Dozens of people gathered for a vigil for a teen missing for two weeks.
The prayer service for 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson was held at Elgin Town Hall on Sunday evening.
Fifty-two-year-old Freddie Grant was charged with kidnapping last week. But Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says Grant has been uncooperative and officers don’t know where the teen is.
Officials say the girl’s blood has been found on duct tape at Grant’s home in Elgin, as well as at a junkyard near his home. Lott says those areas have been searched thoroughly.
He says officers are awaiting DNA tests on items found in Grant’s car.
Grant’s lawyers have filed a request to stop Lott from talking about the case.
Lott says Grant knows where the girl is.