Faye Swetlik, 6, was pronounced dead on Thursday after she vanished from her home Monday in Cayce, South Carolina. (Picture: Cayce DPS/ AP)

Dead neighbor found near body of murdered Faye Swetlik named as Coty Taylor


A man’s corpse found near the body of murdered six year-old Faye Swetlik has been named as Coty Scott Taylor

Police have refused to confirm or deny whether they believe Taylor, 30, killed Swetlik, but said they do not believe there is any further threat posed to to the Cayce, South Carolina neighborhood where both Faye and Taylor’s body were found.

Investigators found Taylor’s body moments after discovering Faye dead in a home in the Churchill Heights neighborhood where she disappeared.

Officers were seen sorting through trash cans on Thursday morning, which is when they found a ‘critical item of evidence’ that led to the discovery of Faye’s body, Cayce Department of Public Safety Sergeant Evan Antley said at Friday’s press conference.

Investigators reportedly spoke with Taylor during their investigation. Police have not given a cause of death for either Taylor or Faye.

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