Missing SC 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik Found Dead


CAYCE, S.C. — Cayce Department of Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove says Faye Swetlik, the 6-year-old girl who'd been missing for days, has been found dead. 

His voice trembling, Snellgrove said "it is with extremely heavy hearts we announce we have found the body of Faye Marie Swetlik."

He said they are treating this as a homicide. Another man was found dead in the neighborhood as well. At this time, the investigation into that death is just beginning.

Snellgrove said there is no danger to the community.

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Cayce DPS Sgt. Evan Antley earlier gave an update Thursday on the effort to find Swetlik, who was last seen playing in front of her home Monday afternoon. 

"In a case of this nature, we are leaving no stone unturned," Antley said. "We are looking for even the smallest piece of evidence that could point us in the direction of bringing Faye home."

Late Wednesday night, officers released a video which included several pictures of two vehicles. Antley said those images were pushed out moments after they were discovered. One was an SUV, while the other was a silver sedan. Antley said they've identified and spoken to the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer SUV, but investigators are still seeking information about the silver sedan.

Cayce officers say they have yet to identify the occupant of the sedan. Officers say the vehicle occupant may have information relating to the investigation. 

Anyone with information on where Faye might be or who has information should call the hotline set up for tips at 803-205-4444.

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