Missing six year-old Faye Swetlik has been found murdered near the corpse of a male neighbor, police announced Thursday.
Chief Byron Snellgrove from the Cayce Department of Public Safety – the local police force – told a press conference: ‘It is with extremely heavy hearts we announce we have found the body of Faye Marie Swetlik.’
Snellgrove’s voice trembled with emotion as he made the heartbreaking announcement.
Faye’s body was reportedly found at the home of a man who lives in her neighborhood, although authorities did not say whether that man was the same individual whose body they found. He has not yet been named, and police have not said how he died, or whether he is suspected of killing Faye.
Snellgrove said police are now treating the case as a homicide and added that they have notified Faye’s family about the tragic news.
UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR FAYE SWETLIK
BREAKING UPDATE ON MISSING GIRL: Authorities in Cayce, South Carolina are providing an update on the search for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik. The little girl was last seen playing in the family’s front yard on Monday.MORE: https://bit.ly/2HjdAKP
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Another man’s body was found in the Churchill Heights neighborhood in Cayce, South Carolina, but police have not given any details about the man’s identity or how he may be connected to Faye’s disappearance.
Snellgrove called the investigation ‘fluid’ and said there is no danger to the community, which had been in lockdown since Wednesday.
Police took no questions after the brief news conference.
Investigators were seen looking through trash cans in Churchill Heights on Thursday hours before it was announced that Faye was found dead.
On Wednesday night, police released a photo of a silver car that was spotted in the area of her home at the time of her disappearance.
Faye had been missing since Monday. She was last seen playing in her front yard while her mother was home.
Earlier this week, police released video of Faye getting off her school bus moments before she vanished in a bid to elicit tips from the public.
Faye’s mother, her mother’s boyfriend and her father have all reportedly been cooperating with police throughout the investigation.
An Amber Alert was never issued in the Faye’s disappearance because police said the case did not meet the criteria for the alert.
For an Amber Alert to be activated, law enforcement must believe the child has been abducted, they must believe that the child is in immediate danger or harm and all other possibilities have to have been excluded.
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