The South Carolina authorities have towed two cars from the home of the missing six-year-old Faye Mary Swetlik (photo), but they have not confirmed what evidence may have been found in the vehicles
The body of the missing six-year-old Faye Swetlik was found in her neighborhood in South Carolina, where authorities searched for dumpsters and garbage cans for evidence.
Public Safety Director for Cayce, Briar Snellgrove, confirmed that the coroner had identified the child’s body this morning.
Her death is treated as a murder and no arrests have been made.
Snellgrove added that a second body, that of an adult man, was also found during the course of the study.
He did not confirm how the two dead were bound, but said there was no danger to the community.
Earlier today, the South Carolina authorities said they had towed two cars from the house where the child lived.
Sgt Evan Antley with the Cayce Department of Public Safety confirmed that the vehicles were removed from home, but said he could not share details of something that “may or may not be found in those vehicles.”
The sergeant also confirmed that Faye Mary Swetlik’s house had been searched “several times.”
The police have closed off the neighborhood where the girl lives for everyone except residents, their visitors and vans. An officer is also stationed outside of her place of residence.
When asked whether Faye’s case is a search mission or a recovery mission, Antley said, “We’re working on bringing Faye home.”
Antley said he could not comment on specific suspects or other interesting people.
The police extended their search for Faye outside the Churchill Heights neighborhood where she lives.
Authorities said they are doing everything they can – finding trash cans and dumps, towing cars and even closing a neighborhood for everyone except residents – if they are looking for Faye.
Hundreds of officers in Cayce, along with the police and FBI agents, work around the clock to find the little girl.
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Sgt Evan Antley confirmed that the vehicles had been removed from the house, but said he could not share details of something that “may or may not be found in those vehicles.” Officers block an entrance to the Churchill Heights neighborhood
The sergeant also confirmed that Faye’s house had been searched “several times.”
Officials said they identified the person who drives the Chevrolet Trailblazer, but investigators are still looking for information about the silver vehicle
Antley said that the search for trash, towed cars and multiple searches in the girl’s home should all ensure that no evidence is left behind.
“In a case of this nature, we don’t leave a stone undisturbed,” Antley said. “Whether we find that in the back yard of a home in Churchill Heights. Whether we find it in a garbage truck … we just want to get it. “
The police initially said they were hunting for two cars seen in the Churchill Heights neighborhood before Faye disappeared after he returned home from school on Monday.
Faye was last seen at about 3:45 PM in front of Londonderry Lane’s home in Cayce, near Columbia.
Her family reported that she was missing at 5 p.m. and said they had been looking for her.
Cayce Department of Public Safety posted images of the cars and said, “The two vehicles shown were nearby during the time that #FayeSwetlik was last seen.”
Since that update, officials have said they have identified the person driving the Chevrolet Trailblazer, but investigators are still looking for information about the silver vehicle.
Authorities released the video on Wednesday morning because they announced that the search for Faye has been extended
On the images the little girl (photo) sees her step out of her chair and walk to the front of the bus
Faye (center) then talks to the bus driver (left) before leaving the bus
The police did not say whether the person who operated the Trailblazer lived in the Churchill Heights neighborhood.
Authorities have also released images of Faye who got out of her school bus on Wednesday morning when they announced that the search for the girl had been extended.
In the images, Faye gets out of her seat, talks to the bus driver and then leaves the vehicle. According to a witness, this was around 2.50 pm on Monday.
Authorities still say they control all the possibilities, from the girl who runs away from home to being kidnapped or hurt by someone she knows.
Their last head start trying to determine who drove a silver sedan, seen in hazy surveillance images in the neighborhood.
Faye – a student at Springdale Elementary School – was last seen in a black shirt with neon colors, a skirt with a floral print and rain boots with dots. The word “peace” was written on the shirt.
The police said investigators have found no evidence that Faye has been abducted.
Byron Snellgrove, Cayce Department of Public Safety, said that Faye’s mother, her mother’s boyfriend and Faye’s father are all cooperating in the investigation.
In recent days, Faye’s grandmother, Ruth Collins (left with Faye and right), begged on social media for help finding her granddaughter. “I’m going crazy if I don’t know where she is,” Collins said
On Tuesday evening, community members (photo) gathered at Trinity Baptist Church to pray for the safe return of Faye
When asked if family members would be given polygraph tests, Antley said he couldn’t comment on that.
In recent days, Faye’s grandmother, Ruth Collins, begged the public on social media for help finding her granddaughter.
“I’m going crazy if I don’t know where she is,” Collins wrote in a Facebook post.
The family said in a statement ABC news that ‘Faye is a vibrant and happy girl’.
“She’s not the type of child who goes up and walks away … Faye watches her surroundings. We just want to find Faye and take her home. “
On Tuesday evening, community members gathered at Trinity Baptist Church to pray for the safe return of Faye.
Faye – a student at Springdale Elementary School – was last seen in a black shirt with neon colors, a skirt with a floral print and rain boots with dots
Officials described her as lactose intolerant with speech impairment due to having a tied tongue
The child played in front of her house (photo) when she was missing
Through tears, Collins said ABC Columbia: “I want my baby back. You have to find her. “
Officials said the child is lactose intolerant with speech impairment by having a tied tongue.
Bound tongue, or ankyloglossia, is when a thick strip of tissue pulls the bottom of the tongue at the tip of the mouth.
Flyers with the image of Faye have shot up everywhere in Cayce, a city with 14,000 inhabitants that borders the capital Columbia.
“When she enters a room, she lights it up. Everyone loves Faye, “said Snellgrove.
“Faye loves dresses, nice shoes, spending time with her family, cats, and playing outside.”
She is described as 3’10 “and 65 pounds with strawberry blonde hair.
There is a special hotline for everyone with information about the girl’s whereabouts.
Cayce Dept. or Public Safety asks everyone with information to call 803-205-4444. This is a special hotline only for phone calls about #FayeSwetlik