Six-year-old Faye Swetlik has been found dead, authorities in South Carolina have confirmed.
The first-grader’s death is being treated as homicide, officials from Cayce Department of Public Safety said on Thursday.
Director Byron Snellgrove said that the body of a man was also found in the neighbourhood where Faye was last seen.
Faye vanished from outside her home in Churchill Heights, part of Cayce, a town outside Columbia, South Carolina.
She was last seen at 3.45 pm on Monday after she got off the school bus and was playing outside her home.
Her family reported her missing around 5 pm.