Faye Swetlik: Murdered 6-year-old girl's grandma posts heartbreaking video of her singing 'You Are My Sunshine'
Officials have deemed Faye's death a homicide and have also found another body of an unidentified man in a nearby location
The grandmother of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik whose body was found by authorities on Thursday shared a heartbreaking video of the little girl singing 'You Are My Sunshine.' The clip was posted just hours after authorities in South Carolina confirmed that Faye, who had been missing since Monday, was found dead in her South Carolina neighborhood.
Officials have deemed Faye's death a homicide and have also found another body of an unidentified man in a nearby location. It has not yet been ascertained whether the two cases are related. Faye was last spotted on February 10 around 3.45 pm after she got off from her school bus and was playing in front of her home. The first-grader lived with her mother in Londonderry Square, Cayce. The missing report was filed by her family around 5 pm the same day.
Director of Public Safety for Cayce, Byron Snellgrove, addressed a press conference on Thursday "It's with extremely heavy hearts that we announce we have found the body," he said in tears. Snellgrove took no questions and spoke only for a minute.
No arrests have yet been made in the case.
Faye's grandmother, Ruth Collins, took to Facebook hours after the death of her granddaughter was announced and shared a video of the little girl singing 'You Are My Sunshine' as she reads the lyrics from a paper. Collins had posted multiple messages on her Facebook page, expressing hope for Faye's return.
"I want my baby back," Collins had said at a prayer vigil on Tuesday. "We've got to find her." Collins, post the announcement of Faye's death, also posted a picture of a single burning candle and a touching picture of her kissing Faye's head, the Daily Mail reported.
Officials have launched an investigation into Faye's death and are trying to ascertain the identity of the other body found in the area. Reports state that Faye's body was found in a dumpster at a male neighbor's house, it is not yet clear whether the body is of the same neighbor.
Authorities also confirmed that two vehicles were towed from home where Faye lives, however, they did not share details of anything that "may or may not have been found in those vehicles." Officers also confirmed that officers had searched the child's home "multiple times" as they closed off the neighborhood to everyone except residents, their visitors, and delivery trucks.
Police, on Wednesday, had said that they were looking for two cars which were seen in the Churchill Heights neighborhood before Faye vanished. The images of the cars were posted by the Cayce Department of Public Safety on their Facebook page.