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Crime Faye Swetlik: Her death is linked to a neighbor, police say

02:10  15 february  2020
02:10  15 february  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Cayce police are connecting the death of Faye Swetlik to a man found dead in her same neighborhood. Author: WLTX. When asked, Antley would not say if Taylor killed Swetlik , but said he was a neighbor , and was not a relative or family friend. Antley did say there is no community threat

Police announce link between girl’s suspected homicide and male neighbor ’s death . Cayce Department of Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley said during a Friday news conference that he could not provide specifics about the relationship between the deaths of Faye Marie Swetlik and the neighbor

The death of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, who vanished outside her home in South Carolina this week, is "linked" to a neighbor whose body was discovered shortly after hers was found, police say.

a little girl standing in front of a sign© FBI

The corpse of Coty Scott Taylor, 30, was found in his residence about 150 feet from the girl's house, Cayce Department of Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley told reporters Friday before releasing the frantic 911 call of Faye's mother.

Faye went missing Monday. Her body was found Thursday and identified by the coroner.

"Evidence and our investigation does link these two together," Antley said of the deaths. "I can confirm that he was a neighbor, that he was not a relative. He was not a friend. He was merely a neighbor."

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When Faye Swetlik ’s mother realized the little girl was missing, she called 911. “I can’t find my daughter. His body was found inside his home, just 150 feet from where Faye was abducted, officials said . Police : Neighbor found dead linked to Faye Swetlik 's death - Продолжительность: 3:35

The death of first-grader Faye Swetlik is being treated as a homicide, Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove said Thursday. Still a police presence on scene of Churchill heights, Faye ’s neighborhood and where her body was found. They’re centered around a home on

Antley said investigators had spoken to Taylor, who had no criminal history and was unknown to law enforcement, soon after the girl went missing.

"We had been inside his home," Antley said.

Investigators located "a critical item of evidence" in a trash can at Taylor's home, Antley said. The item would have been listed on a missing person's flyer, he added, without elaborating.

Her body was found in a wooded area between her family's house and an auto parts store, Antley said. Faye's body hadn't been there long when found.

Taylor's body was discovered a short time later. Antley provided no details on the condition of his body or cause of death.

The sergeant assured residents the area is safe.

"At this time I want to assure you, our community and all of our parents out there, that we have no reason to believe that there is an active threat in the ... community or the city of Cayce as a whole," Antley said. "We have no suspects at this time. We have made no arrests and we are not seeking any persons of interest as of this time."

Faye Swetlik: Body of missing 6-year-old South Carolina girl found

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The Cayce Department of Public Safety says Taylor’s death is linked to Faye ’s, but have not yet Her death was classified as a homicide. Faye Swetlik was in the first grade at Springdale Police say Faye ’s mother was home that afternoon. A neighbor further confirmed to WIS-TV that Faye ’s

Police are treating the girl's death as a homicide. Her autopsy will be conducted Saturday, according to the Lexington County Coroner's Office.

Taylor's autopsy is also scheduled for Saturday.

Faye's mother, sobbing uncontrollably at times, described her daughter to 911 dispatcher

The first grader was last seen playing in her front yard after taking the bus home from Springdale Elementary School on Monday, Antley said. More than 250 officers and investigators spent the past few days searching for her.

But sometime around 3:45 p.m., her family realized Faye was missing, he said.

Police were called around 5 p.m.

On the 911 recording, Selena Collins, Faye's mother, is heard weeping, her voice barely audible, and she has to repeat her address to the disptacher.

"We cant find my daughter," Collins cried. "She was playing outside."

She added, "She's going to be 7 in June."

The dispatcher told Collins to remain on the line while she connected the call to a Cayce 911 operator, who asked what Faye was wearing.

"She was wearing polka-dotted rain boots, a flowered skirt ... and a black T-shirt that has a neon design on it."

Collins said Faye was about 3 feet tall and weighed 65 pounds. She had been missing about an hour.

"I checked all the houses in my neighborhood and anybody that answered is actually out looking for her too," she said.

"OK. An officer will be there in just a few minutes."

The search initially involved more than 100 officers, including dogs. By Tuesday, more than 250 were searching and the FBI was assisting.

Police looking for car where 6-year-old girl vanished .
Authorities in South Carolina are asking the public to help find the owner of a car which was spotted near where a 6-year-old girl vanished without a trace this week.First-grader Faye Swetlik was last seen around 3:45 p.m. Monday. She had gotten off the school bus and was playing in front of her home in Cayce, just outside of Columbia, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

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