Grandmother of Faye Swetlik posts heartbreaking video of tragic girl singing

Elias Hubbard
February 14, 2020

Faye Swetlik is seen in a photo released by the Cayce Dept. of Public Safety.

Faye went missing Monday. Her body was found Thursday and identified by the coroner.

The girl's body was found Thursday in the woods, and police think it was put there after investigators found the evidence inside the trash can, Cayce Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley said at a Friday news conference.

"Evidence and our investigation does link these two together", Antley said of the deaths.

He wouldn't identify the evidence but said the item was listed on Faye's Federal Bureau of Investigation missing poster. City of Cayce Spokesperson Ashley Hunter asked that anyone in the Churchill Heights Neighborhood where Faye was last seen, to contact law enforcement if their homes are outfitted with any home security systems, like Ring.

Police assured residents the area is safe. At about 11 a.m. Thursday, Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove discovered the young girl's body in the wooded area, according to Antley.

Antley called the case a "tragic situation" for the community and the police department. "Yesterday was a tough day, possibly the toughest day of some law enforcement careers".

Ruth Collins posted the short, touching clip to Facebook shortly before police announced that Faye - who vanished after getting off a school bus three days earlier - was found dead on Thursday, FOX Carolina reported.

Taylor's autopsy is also scheduled for Saturday.

Taylor had no criminal history or past trouble with the police department, Antley said, describing him as "merely a neighbor" who lived in the community.

Police have not made any arrests and have no suspects, Antley said, but authorities are still investigating and are keeping details about the case limited for that reason. Police were called around 5pET and began a search with over 100 law enforcement personnel, including K9ís.

As the news conference went on a group of children played on a church playground nearby.

The case is still under investigation, said Antley: "We want to make sure there's not anyone else involved in the disappearance in Faye Marie Swetlik".

Faye was a first grader at Springdale Elementary School. She liked fancy shoes and dresses, cats and spending time outside. Check back for updates.

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