CAYCE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities say they have located the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, who has been missing since Monday afternoon.
Byron Snellgrove, director of the Cayce Department of Public Safety made the announcement Thursday afternoon.
“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we are announcing that we have found the body, that the coroner has identified, as Faye Marie Swetlik,” he said during a press conference in Cayce.
Authorities are now treating the case as a homicide and said no arrests have been made.
During the investigation, Snellgrove said a deceased male was located in the Churchill Heights neighborhood. “At this time, we feel there is no danger to the community,” he said.
Swetlik’s family reported her missing on Monday at around 5:00 p.m. after seeing her playing in the front yard of their home in the Churchill Heights Neighborhood just an hour before.
Immediately after that, police began their search for the 6-year-old – going door-to-door, using helicopters, four-wheelers and canines for more than 72-hours to try and find the child.
An investigation is on-going and details about the deceased male have not been made available.