"It is with extremely heavy hearts we're announcing we found a body the coroner identified as Faye Marie Swetlik", Cayce Department of Public Safety Director Byron Snellgrove told reporters during a news conference.
A homicide investigation is underway.
A 6-year-old SC girl who disappeared earlier in the week after getting off her school bus was found dead Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been opened, authorities said.
The investigation was called fluid, but Snellgrove said he doesn't believe the community is any danger.
"The last time Faye was seen she was wearing a black shirt with the word "peace" across the front of it", Snellgrove said. No arrests have been made as of Thursday afternoon.
Investigators also knocked on every door in her neighborhood, combed through hundreds of hours of video and interviewed witnesses, officials said Wednesday. "We're asking everybody questions we're not leaving anybody out".
Faye disappeared from the front yard of her Cayce, South Carolina home while she was playing outside after school Monday.
Faye's body was found in the area on Thursday. Officials said she has a speech impediment and is lactose intolerant.
"Some people want their privacy in these types of things", Antley said.
If you have any information that would assist in the investigation, please call the dedicated hotline to the case: 803-205-4444.
Faye was a first grader at Springdale Elementary School. They even clarified that her mother was very attentive in watching Faye and Faye herself was taught to be aware and pay attention to her surroundings.
"We've noticed a lot of incorrect information on social media that's being circulated around and being shared across different platforms", Sgt. Evan Antley, with the Cayce Department of Public Safety, said.
In all, more than 250 law enforcement officers from different agencies are involved with the search Tuesday, officials said.
The search for the child is still active, despite rumors that suggested she was found dead earlier in the week.
"Faye loves dresses, fancy shoes, spending time with her family, cats and playing outside".
Family friends also said Faye would not willingly go off with a stranger, that she was raised to know better than to do that.