Prayers for missing teen at high school football game

Moment of silence for missing 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson
Moment of silence for missing 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson
Gabbiee Swainson
Gabbiee Swainson

BLYTHEWOOD, SC (WIS) - Before the Ridgeview Blazers and Westwood Red Hawks hit the field in Blythewood Friday night, a special moment for Gabbiee Swainson took over.

The missing teenager's mother, Elvia, family, and friends led the crowd in a moving tribute at the 30 yard line.

"Praying to God that everything that needs to be exposed and everything that needs to be discovered will be discovered and Gabbie is coming home to us," said family friend Michelle McDowell.

Friday night, Ridgeview cheerleaders revealed a new accessory to their uniforms honoring their teammate and friend.

"Gabbiee we love you and we will not stop praying for you to go home baby girl," said coach Morgan Daniels. "Obviously I'm just her cheer mom and not her real mom so I can't imagine what her mother is going through."

Elvia Swainson said it's been a difficult four weeks.  Her 15-year-old daughter disappeared a month ago.

Since then, authorities have been searching for her. While the man the sheriff says kidnapped Gabbiee sits in jail.

But as time passes, her family and friends stay determined. So Friday they paused for Gabbiee, praying she will return.

"Gabbiee, I know you're listening," said her mother. "We're still looking for you. We want you home immediately."

There is a $6,000 reward for any information that leads to the discovery of Gabrielle Swainson. If you have any tips for investigators, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-Crime-SC.

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