KEY POINTS

  • Faye Swetlik's body was reportedly found Thursday and identified by the local coroner's office in Cayce, South Carolina
  • Cayce Department of Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove told a press conference her death was being treated as a homicide 
  • The body of an unidentified man was found near where Faye was last seen, but it was unclear if the deaths were connected

Police said they found the body of a missing Cayce, South Carolina, girl Thursday and officers were treating the case as a homicide.

Cayce Department of Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove told a press conference investigators found the body of Faye Swetlik, 6, ending the four-day search for the child, who disappeared while playing in her yard.

“It is with extremely heavy hearts that we are announcing we have found the body, who the coroner has identified, as Faye Marie Swetlik,” Snellgrove told a press conference. “We are now treating this case as a homicide.”

Snellgrove did not say where the body had been located or reveal the cause of death. No arrests have yet been made.

He said shortly after Faye's body was found the body of a man was found in the Churchill Heights neighborhood near where Faye was last seen on Monday. The man’s death also was being investigating as a homicide, but it was unclear whether the deaths were related.

“At this time we feel there is no danger to the community,” Snellgrove said. “We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.”

The update came just hours after the Cayce Police Department released a video showing two vehicles leaving the area where Faye was last seen. One of the cars had been identified as a Chevrolet Trailblazer while the second was described as a Scion sedan.