SC authorities to say how missing girl, neighbor were killed


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)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina are ready to provide details on the death of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school.

Her body was found in the woods nearby moments before a neighbor was found dead in his home. Investigators have said they found a clue to Faye Marie Swetlik’s disappearance on Thursday in the trash can of 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor.

By then, three days had passed since the girl disappeared.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office plans a news conference Tuesday.

A public memorial for Faye will be held Friday evening at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce.

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