As the whole country prayed for little Faye Swetlik to be brought home safe, authorities came forward with the tragic news of her death.
The six-year-old was reported missing on Monday after she disappeared from the family’s home front yard where she was playing after getting back from school.
Police activity was intensified in the Churchill Heights neighborhood and the yellow crime tape prevented anyone from coming in, even the residents.
Houses, vehicles, and a great area of the wood and landfill was thoroughly searched.
Faye’s lifeless body was found on Thursday around 11 a.m not far from where she was last seen. Authorities launched a homicide investigation but didn’t report how the girl died.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we’re announcing we have found the body, that the coroner has identified as Faye Marie Swetlik,” Cayce Director of Public Safety Byron Snellgrove told reporters. “We are now treating this case as a homicide.”
Officers found another body in the same area. It was of a deceased male who hasn’t been identified. They, however, believe the two cases aren’t related.
No arrests have been made so far, but the Lexington County Coroner’s Office reported how the community shouldn’t feel endangered as they are doing their best to solve the case and are asking from the public to come forward with any information that would help the investigation.
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Sweet Faye was a vibrant little girl who loved art and had lots of friends. Her teachers, her classmates, and the whole community is left heartbroken and mourns her loss.
Police shared a touching post on their Facebook page assuring Faye’s family and the country this case is far from over. We honestly hope who ever committed this horrific crime would end up behind bars as soon as possible.
Rest in peace little angel!