Authorities in South Carolina have released the audio of 911 calls made after 6-year-old Faye Swetlik vanished from her Cayce home on Monday. She was found dead in a wooded area on Thursday in the same Churchill Heights neighborhood where she was last seen.
A 3o-year-old man was also found dead in his nearby home. Police have said the deaths are linked but have not said whether the man, Coty Taylor. is believed to be responsible for the apparent murder of the little girl.
WIS News 10 published audio of a 911 call made by Faye’s mother Selena Collins on Monday.
“I can’t find my daughter,” Selena says, her voice shaking. “She was playing in the yard and now we can’t find her.”
The mother goes on to describe her daughter’s clothes and appearance. A dispatcher tells the mother to stay near the yard where Faye was last seen.
The mother says on the call that he had checked her neighbor’s homes and that anyone who was home at the time was helping to look for Faye.
A public information officer with the Cayce Department of Public Safety said in a press conference Friday that investigators found an item in a trash can that prompted them to revisit an area that had been searched before. They found Faye dead in a wooded area in the Churchill Heights neighborhood. Taylor was found dead in his nearby home. The cause of death for both the adult and child are pending autopsy results.
The PIO said at the news conference that investigators believe Faye was not in the wooded area for very long before she was found. Investigators are not working to piece together Taylor’s activities and whereabouts following Faye’s disappearance.
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