Who is Coty Scott Taylor (Fay Swetlik Killer) Wiki, Biography, Age, Children, Career

Coty Scott Taylor Wiki – Biography

Coty Scott Taylor, has been identified as the man who was found dead in the Churchill Heights neighborhood during the search for Faye Marie Swetlik of Cayce, South Carolina. The 6-year-old child vanished from her front yard after getting off the school bus on February 10, 2020. Her body was found on February 13.

Coty Scott Taylor Age

He is 30 years old.

Education and Career

Taylor graduated from Bluffton High School in 2007, and later enrolled at The University of South Carolina Beaufort in the fall of 2007. He transferred to the Columbia campus in 2008.

According to the university, he was a math major. Taylor withdrew in the spring of 2009, and there is no record of his graduation.

Cayce DPS Sgt. Evan Antley said Friday that Taylor did not have a criminal history and was “unknown” to law enforcement.

Coty Scott Taylor used to work at a Jimmy John’s in the Columbia, South Carolina, area. Heavy called a restaurant located about 5 miles away from Taylor’s apartment in Cayce. The manager stated that Taylor had worked at a different location that had been closed down for at least two years, and then directed this reporter to contact the corporate office.

Coty Scott Taylor Parents

Faye Marie Swetlik’s body was found three days after she disappeared from her front yard. She was in the first grade at Springdale Elementary School. The security camera on Faye’s school bus recorded her riding home on the day she disappeared.

Police say Faye’s mother, Selena Collins, was home that afternoon. A neighbor further confirmed to WIS-TV that Collins greeted hee daughter at the bus stop around 2:50 p.m. They walked back to their apartment at 16 Londonderry Lane.

Faye ate a snack after getting home and at some point, decided to go outside to the yard to play. Collins told the police that she realized Faye was no longer in the yard around 3:45 p.m, reported WSOC-TV.

Police say Faye’s family members looked for the little girl on their own before contacting law enforcement. Collins called the police around 5 p.m., one hour and 15 minutes after Faye went missing.

Officers from the police department, the Lexington County Sheriff’s office, and the FBI had canvassed the neighborhood and its surrounding areas. The search had included looking in trash cans, a nearby landfill, homes, and vehicles.

Fay Swetlik Kiler

Coty Scott Taylor was not known to local law enforcement. The Cayce Department of Public Safety says he did not have a criminal history.

The Cayce Department of Public Safety says Taylor’s death is linked to Faye’s. Officials say Taylor was a neighbor and that he was found dead inside his home. Investigators have not labeled Taylor as a suspect in Faye’s death at this point.

Police say they discovered Faye Swetlik’s body in a wooded area near Coty Taylor’s apartment. The evidence suggested she had not been in that area for very long, officials said. Officials have not commented on the state of her body when they found her or whether she had been buried.

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Law enforcement officials found Faye’s body after discovering a critical piece of evidence from a trash can at Taylor’s home. During a news conference on February 14, Sergeant Evan Antley of Cayce CPS did not clarify what the evidence was but stated that it was an item that would have been listed on the missing person flyer. The evidence directed their attention back to a wooded area they had searched previously.

Faye’s body was located around 11 a.m. on February 13 between her home and a nearby Napa Auto Body parts store. By 2 p.m. that day, officials made the announcement along with the news that an adult man, now identified as Taylor, had also been found.

Police say there is no danger to the public. Investigators are not actively seeking any persons of interest in Faye’s death and no arrests have been made. There are also no named suspects at this time. Again, Coty Taylor has not been named as a suspect in Faye Swetlik’s death as of this writing but police say their deaths are connected.

Investigation Report

The Cayce Department of Public Safety revealed Coty Scott Taylor was found dead inside his home. He lived in a townhouse apartment located at 602 Picaddily Square. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Police say during the three-day search for Faye, investigators had been inside Taylor’s home and had spoken with him about the case. Taylor’s apartment was located just steps away from Faye Swetlik’s home, according to a Google Maps search.

Police clarified that Taylor was not a relative of Faye’s family, and he was not friends with the Swetlik family, either. He was “merely a neighbor.” But police say that at this stage of the investigation, they believe the two deaths are connected.


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