Police: Girl, 6, Was Killed by Neighbor Who Then Killed Self

A 6-year-old South Carolina girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard after school was killed by a neighbor who then killed himself, authorities said Tuesday. Faye Marie Swetlik died of asphyxiation just hours after she was abducted, Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher told reporters Tuesday, refusing to say if she was strangled or suffocated. Faye’s body was found nearly three days later in woods near her home and had been put there just…

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