Antley didn't directly link the death of 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor, whose body was found at his home, to the girl's killing.
According to Sgt. Evan Antley, the public information officer for Cayce Department of Public Safety, Faye 's body was found Thursday in a wooded area between her home and a nearby auto parts business after evidence led officers to search that area.
Autopsies for Taylor and Swetlik will be conducted Saturday, according to the Lexington County Coroner, who did not release a cause of death for either of them. He was not a relative or a friend.More news: Bouwmeester 'doing very well' day after collapsing in Blues game
A look at 603 Picadilly Square where Taylor lived. Less than three hours later, Snellgrove's voice trembled as he publicly announced her death. No arrests have been made and the community is not in danger, Antley stressed on Friday.
"He was merely a neighbor.Taylor's house to Faye's house are 100 to 150 feet from each other", said Antley, who confirmed that their deaths "are linked". He said Taylor didn't have a criminal record and "was not known to law enforcement".
"Even though we'd been there multiple times we were going back", he said. Authorities were reserved with details on Friday. At this point, we do not know how she died or when she died. Her body was found in a wooded area of her Cayce, South Carolina neighborhood on Thursday morning.
Officials kept their search extremely limited over the course of their investigation -stretching just past the 1-mile radius of the Churchill Heights neighborhood.More news: Orlando Bloom accidentally misspells his son's name in his new tattoo
The neighborhood is about about 2 miles from the Columbia airport and less than a mile west of I-26.
Faye Swetlik, 6, disappeared while playing in her front yard after school on Monday.
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"This is not the outcome we wanted but this is where we are and our work continues to bring justice to Faye Marie Swetlik". He declined to specify, but said authorities believe there is no active threat to the community, adding that police are not looking for any additional persons of interest.