South Carolina authorities: Body of missing 6-year-old found; deceased male also found

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIAT & CNN) — UPDATE 02/14/20 – 10:57 A.M.

UPDATE 02/13/201:07 P.M.

South Carolina authorities say they have found the body of missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik. The case is now being treated as a homicide.

WATCH: A look at the neighborhood where authorities say the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was found in Cayce, South Carolina

Authorities say during the course of the investigation they also found a deceased male in the same location of the Churchill Heights area.

There are no suspects or arrests made at this time. The cause of death has not been released at the time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Authorities released new images in connection to the search for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

The last known video of Faye shows her getting off of a school bus in Cayce, South Carolina was released as well as surveillance of two vehicles that authorities say were in the area at the same time.

Courtesy: CNN

South Carolina Officials say they searched for the people who were inside of the vehicles in question. And they were able to speak to them but the information provided by them sadly did not lead them to Faye.

6-year-old Faye Swetlik – Courtesy: CNN

Authorities say Faye may have wandered off or got hurt and is in need of help.

WATCH: A look at a scene in South Carolina where law enforcement is following a tip in the search for missing 6-year-old Faye

The FBI released a new flyer that they hope will help in the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Faye is asked to call South Carolina Law Enforcement or the FBI.

02/12/20 – Officials have just released a new video of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik just before she went missing in South Carolina.

The video shows Faye as she is getting off of the school bus Monday afternoon, and that is the last time that the first-grader was seen.

10:00 am – Authorities in South Carolina say 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was last seen Monday afternoon getting off of a school bus, and now they are reaching out to everyone to help find her.

Cayce Department of Public Safety says more than 250 officers and investigators from local, state and federal agencies are looking for the missing 6-year-old.

Authorities say she went missing in the Churchill Heights area Monday afternoon.

According to the Director of Public Safety, Bryon Snellgrove, officials have not ruled anything out, and they are not sure if she just walked off and is just somewhere in the woods or not.

Officials say a red car was towed away from where Faye went missing and is being processed.

Investigators say they have no indication that Faye has been abducted and they are exhausting every lead received.

Authorities say surveillance video has been a helpful part of their investigation but they are still asking for the public’s help to find her. They are urging anyone with video footage, who lives in the area or any tips to contact the police.

A vigil was held for Faye, Tuesday evening as family and friends gathered to pray for her safe return.

Authorities say the family has been cooperating with the investigation and they are no suspects at this time.

Faye’s family says she is a bubbly, energetic first-grader with a smile that brightens up a room. They miss that smile and want Faye to come back home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Carolina Law Enforcement. You can call the Cayce Department of Public Safety TIPS hotline at 803-205-4444.


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