Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
Medical | By Mark Scott

Year-Old Faye Swetlik Found Dead, Investigators Treating Case as a Homicide

Year-Old Faye Swetlik Found Dead, Investigators Treating Case as a Homicide

Police are treating the girl's death as a homicide.

Snellgrove didn't immediately provide any evidence to link the two deaths, but said at a brief news conference to announce the developments that there was no danger to the public.

Chief Snelgrove said that at this point, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was lending their support in the case because everyone was so concerned about the child.

The body of Faye Marie Swetlik, who had been missing from her Cayce home since Monday, was found Thursday, The State reports. He said no arrests have been made in the girl's death.

"It is with extremely heavy hearts we're announcing we found a body the coroner identified as Faye Marie Swetlik", Snellgrove said, while choking back tears.

Investigators also knocked on every door in her neighborhood, combed through hundreds of hours of video and interviewed witnesses, officials said Wednesday. "... We will not be taking questions".

Faye, a first grader at Springdale Elementary School, got off her bus on Monday afternoon and safely arrived at her house in the Churchill Heights neighborhood, according to Sgt Antley.

The search for missing Faye Swetlik, 6, has entered day three and officials have shared a new video to try to help find her. Investigators said they have not ruled out any possibilities that she may have walked off or fell somewhere and is in distress.

If you have any information that would assist in the investigation, please call the dedicated hotline to the case: 803-205-4444.

Police are still urgently searching for a missing six year old last seen getting off a bus.

"Cayce Police Chief Byron Snellgrove described Faye as 'bubbly".

Police are stopping cars going in and out of the neighborhood and are going door to door, said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

"Keep Faye, keep that name in your social media posts", Antley said. Officers say the vehicle occupant may have information relating to the investigation. Tuesday "Faye loves dresses, fancy shoes, spending time with her family, cats and playing outside".

The FBI has sent agents to assist in the search, Snellgrove said.

Officials said the child is lactose intolerant with a speech impediment from having a tethered tongue.

Faye's grandmother, Ruth Collins, spoke out after a prayer vigil on her granddaughter's disappearance.

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