Body of missing South Carolina 6-year-old found, investigated as homicide

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From: Cayce Department of Public Safety

Police in Cayce, South Carolina are actively searching for missing 6-year old girl Faye Marie Swetlik.

CAYCE, South Carolina (KXAN/WSPA) — Investigators have confirmed that the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik has been found and identified.

Over 250 officers and investigators in Cayce South Carolina earlier this week assisted with the search for the 6-year-old who was last seen Monday afternoon, CNN reports.

The case is now being treated as a homicide. No arrests have been made.

During the course of the investigation, the body of a deceased male was found in the area, as well. His identity has not yet been released.

Investigators state that there is no danger to the public.

Faye was last seen playing in her front yard after she got home from school.

“We’re not sure if she just walked off and is somewhere in the woods or at a neighbor’s house possibly in distress or fallen or something like that,” Antley said Tuesday evening. The FBI has also joined the search, Antley said.

According to Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, investigators stopped cars going in and out of the neighborhood. Sometime after 3:45 p.m., her family realized she was missing.

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