Cayce Girl Cause of Death Discovered

Died of Asphyxiation Moments After Disappearing

Matthew Causey
February 18, 2020 - 3:59 pm
Faye Marie Swetlik

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The autopsy of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik has revealed her cause of death to be asphyxiation.

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said that Faye Marie Swetlik appeared to have died only a few hours after her disappearance on Monday last week.

Three days later, on Thursday, investigators found a clue about her disappearance in a neighbor's trash can.

Her body was later found in the woods nearby.

The neighbor whose trash can held the clue, 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor was found dead in his home moments later.

Coroner Fisher said in a press release that an autopsy of Tayler found that he died to an incised wound to his neck. It was determined to be a suicide.

The investigation is still ongoing.

A public memorial of the young girl is being held Friday evening at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce.

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