On Friday, South Carolina police identified the second body found in the case of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.
The body was identified as 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor, a neighbor of Swetlik.
Police say they believe the two bodies are “linked.”
“Our evidence and our investigation shows that they are linked,” Sergeant Evan Antley said at a press conference Friday. Antley said Taylor was a neighbor of Swetlik’s but emphasized that he was “not a relative,” and that “he was not a friend.”
Taylor was identified by Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher, who said that more information would be provided after an autopsy is performed.
According to Sgt. Antley, police discovered Swetlik’s body after a “critical” piece of evidence was found that prompted them to return to a location that they had already searched once before.
“Based on that discovery we narrowed down an area that we felt as an investigative team that we had to go back to,” he said. “Another methodical search of that area … even though we’d been there multiple times, we were going back.”
Antley said that after Swetlik’s body was found, police then discovered the body of Taylor at his residence.