6-year-old girl’s body found near South Carolina home

The death of Faye Marie Swetlik is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made.

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This undated photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public Safety shows Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Investigators say they have no evidence that the girl was kidnapped from her neighborhood in the state’s central city of Cayce, S.C. Authorities have not ruled out that the girl was abducted.

This undated photo provided by the Cayce Department of Public Safety shows Faye Marie Swetlik, who has been missing since shortly after getting off her school bus near her South Carolina home Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Investigators say they have no evidence that the girl was kidnapped from her neighborhood in the state’s central city of Cayce, S.C. Authorities have not ruled out that the girl was abducted (Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP) ORG XMIT: NYHK301

Cayce Department of Public Safety via AP

Law enforcement officers have found the body of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik after days of searching in and around the neighborhood where she lived in Lexington County, South Carolina, according to Cayce Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove.

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

Snellgrove reported the body of a deceased male was also found in the Churchill Heights neighborhood during the search for Faye. There were no additional details about the discovery of that second body.

Faye Marie was last seen Monday afternoon shortly after she got off her school bus in front of her home in Cayce, a city just outside of Columbia in central South Carolina.

Faye’s family reported her missing Monday after they could not find her some time after 3:45 p.m. Authorities released video of Faye getting off her school bus Monday afternoon.

Law enforcement agencies from around the state and the FBI have supported the investigation.

Cayce Department of Public Safety described Faye as “a bubbly, energetic first grader.”

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