Missing South Carolina girl found dead

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CAYCE, S.C. — 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik has been found dead, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

Police said Thursday they are now treating the case as a homicide, and no one has been arrested at this time.

Officers also found a “deceased male” during the search.

Cayce Department of Public Safety reports Swetlik, a first grader at Springdale Elementary School, got home from school on Monday.

Picture of vehicles released in search for missing South Carolina girl
Picture of vehicles released in search for missing South Carolina girl

She had been playing in her front yard in the Churchill Heights neighborhood in Cayce, but, at about 3:45 p.m., her family realized she was gone.

Police released a new photo on Wednesday night showing two vehicles that were in the neighborhood when Swetlik disappeared.

Police ask anyone with information to call the dedicated hotline at (803) 205-4444.

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