This is the first photo of a man found dead after the body of the six-year-old missing neighbor was discovered.
The body of student Faye Marie Swetlik was found in the woods on Thursday, three days after her disappearance in South Carolina, the United States.
A few moments later, police said they found the body of his 30-year-old Coty Scott Taylor at his home.
A “critical test” that brought investigators to Faye’s body was found “in a rubbish bin” of an address “which is Coty Taylor’s residence,” Sergeant Evan Antley said for the Public Security Department today. Cayce at a press conference.
Police confirmed that they spoke to Mr. Taylor, among other neighbors, as part of their investigation after Faye’s disappearance.
The two deaths were linked by the authorities, but did not reveal how.
Coty’s property was only 100-150 feet away from Faye’s house, the press conference said.
At the press conference the authorities were asked, “Did you search Mr. Taylor’s house before law enforcement did it?”
“We talked to Taylor, we went to his house,” replied the spokesman for the Cayce public security department.
Taylor “has no criminal record and was not known to law enforcement officials.”
There are no suspects at this time, no arrests have been made and the police say “they are not looking for people of interest at the moment”.
Authorities described Mr. Taylor as a Caucasian male and claimed they had no evidence of his cause of death until an autopsy ended on Saturday.
“I can confirm that he was a neighbor, but he wasn’t a family member, he wasn’t a friend,” said Antley.
Officials said there is no reason to believe that there is an active threat to the community.
“This has been a tragic situation for our community, for our department and for everyone who has followed the story,” said Sgt Antley.
He added: “We want to thank that neighborhood. We went in there and turned their lives upside down.
“We made them arrive late for work, we searched their homes and invaded their privacy, but we did it for a reason and we had a goal.
“This is not the result we wanted, but this is where we are and our work continues to bring justice for Faye.”