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Faye Swetlik died from asphyxiation hours after abduction, coroner says

(CNN)Faye Marie Swetlik, a South Carolina 6-year-old who went missing from her home, was abducted and killed by a neighbor who died by suicide, authorities said Tuesday. The first-grader died of asphyxiation hours after she was abducted last week in Cayce, Lexington County Corner Margaret Fisher said, citing the results of a recent autopsy.The girl was last seen playing in her front yard on February 10 after taking the bus home from Springdale Elementary School, Cayce Department of Public Safety Sgt. Evan Antley told reporters. Her body was found February 13 in a wooded area between her family's house and an auto parts store, according to Antley. Authorities released the results of the girl's autopsy and details of the investigation that l ...