Shortly after finding the body of a missing SC 6-year-old girl, authorities discovered a "deceased male" in the same neighborhood.
Her body was found in a wooded area between her family's house and an auto parts store, Antley said. Police have not released a cause of death, but Sgt. Evan Antley with the Cayce Public Safety Department said the cases are linked. They knocked on every door in the neighborhood and Taylor spoke to police in his home before the evidence was discovered, Antley said. Taylor's body was found soon after at his home, officials said. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Friday the man was Cody Scott Taylor, 30, of the Churchill Heights neighborhood. While he didn't officially identify Taylor as Swetlik's suspected killer, Antley said he has been linked to Swetlik's death and investigators aren't looking for any other possible suspects or person of interests.
Police searched four days for Faye before her body was found. Antley said her body probably hadn't been lying in the woods for very long when it was found.
A look at 603 Picadilly Square where Taylor lived.
Her death is being investigated as a homicide. No arrests have been made and the community is not in danger, Antley stressed on Friday.
Antley said that while Taylor had no criminal history, he is calling for "more information about Coty Taylor starting at 3:44 Monday afternoon up until the time we found his body". At this point, we do not know how she died or when she died.
Antley thanked the neighborhood for being patient and working with law enforcement officers during what he described as an invasive search. Her body was found in a wooded area of her Cayce, South Carolina neighborhood on Thursday morning.
The neighborhood is about about 2 miles from the Columbia airport and less than a mile west of I-26.
Faye disappeared while playing in her front yard after school on Monday. Faye is a 1st grader at Springdale Elementary School. Since she went missing Monday, her story has made national headlines and captured the hearts of thousands across the nation.
"This is not the outcome we wanted but this is where we are and our work continues to bring justice to Faye Marie Swetlik".
"At this time I want to assure you, our community and all of our parents out there, that we have no reason to believe that there is an active threat in the ... community or the city of Cayce as a whole", Antley said.