CAYCE, S.C. -- A 6-year-old South Carolina girl whose body was found days after she disappeared was killed by suffocation, according to the Lexington County Coroner’s Office.
Autopsy results revealed that Faye Swetlik’s cause of death was asphyxiation.
Faye’s body was found Thursday in a wooded area in the same neighborhood as her home in Cayce, South Carolina.
She was last seen alive playing in her yard after getting off of the school bus on February 10.
The coroner said Faye was not killed in the area.
Police believe that 30-year-old Coty Taylor abducted and then killed the first-grader.
After Faye’s body was found, police found Taylor dead in his nearby home.
Officials said that DNA tests from both scenes connected the two.
Police said found a child’s polka-dot boot and a soup ladle with freshly-dug dirt in Taylor’s trash can.
Autopsy results revealed that Taylor died by suicide.
A public memorial for Faye will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce.