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imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:01 PM
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http://www.abc24.com/mostpopular/story/Search-For-Missing-Dyersburg-Mother-Continues/iPgKsUBgaEqwPanazwxtKQ.cspx

Sheriff's Dept. searching for missing Dyer County woman (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1779590.html)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the disappearance of a 44-year-old mother of four after she was reported missing on Sunday.
Karen Johnson Swift was last seen at her home on Willie Johnson Road on Sunday, Oct. 30, at approximately 1:30 a.m.
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Karen Johnson Swift - 44 years old, Blonde hair and green eyes, 5'5" tall, 138 pounds.

If you have information regarding her whereabouts please contact Dyer County Sheriff's Office @ 731-285-2802

imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Search for missing mother continues (http://www.abc24.com/mostpopular/story/Search-For-Missing-Dyersburg-Mother-Continues/iPgKsUBgaEqwPanazwxtKQ.cspx)
The Dyer County Sheriff is pulling out all the stops to find a missing mother.
44-year-old Karen Johnson Swift was last seen at her home in Dyersburg on Willie Johnson Rd. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Her car, a white 2004 Nissan Murano, was found a few hours later on Millsfield Highway near Harness Rd. with a flat tire.
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Police continue to search for missing TN mother (http://www.kait8.com/story/15924675/police-searching-for-missing-tn-mother-of-three)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Department is continuing to search for a missing mother from Dyer County, TN.
According to the sheriff's department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist the Dyer County Sheriff's Department in the search for 44-year-old Karen Johnson Swift.
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Search continues for missing woman (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1780107.html)
The search for Karen Johnson Swift entered its third day on Tuesday as Dyer County Sheriff's deputies, Sheriff Jeff Box, TBI agents, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and members of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force patrolled the area in hopes of finding the missing woman.
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imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Search under way for missing mom (http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/search-under-way-for-missing-tennessee-mom-karen-swift-14865532)
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Search continues for missing TN mother (http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/nov/02/search-continues-for-missing-west-tenn-mother/)
Authorities in West Tennessee are searching by helicopter and on the ground for a missing mother of four after her vehicle was found abandoned with a flat tire.
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Mother of four missing (http://abcnews.go.com/US/mother-missing-tennessee/story?id=14867155)
Investigators in Tennessee are searching for a missing mother of four who disappeared four days ago.

Karen Johnson Swift, 44, was last seen by her husband at her home in Dyersburg at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 30. Dyersburg is about 75 miles northeast of Memphis.

Swift's car, a white 2004 Nissan Murano, was found less than a mile away with a flat tire. The car has been sent to a crime lab in Nashville for forensic testing.
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imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:04 PM
New information in search for missing mother (http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-dyersburg-mom-missing,0,7442521.story)
FAST FACTS:
Karen Swift of Dyersburg has been missing since Sunday
Swift filed for divorce from her husband October 11th
Her abandoned car was found Sunday Morning with a flat tire
(Dyersburg, TN 112/2011) Marty Lamb was driving to work around 5:30 AM Sunday when he found Karen Swift's car with a flat tire on Millsville Road in Dyersburg. He says he didn't call police because he didn't think anything of it.
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Search contines for missing Dyer County mom (http://www.kfvs12.com/story/15940482/search-continues-for-missing-dyer-county-mom)
What happened to Karen Swift? It's a question on the mind's of families in the community of Dyer County. The 44 year old mother of four was last seen Sunday morning around 1:30 a.m. at her home.
In spite of grueling searches, few clues have emerged.
Authorities found her 2004 Murano on the side of the road near Harness and Millsfield Highway just about a quarter mile from her home. The SUV had a flat tire. Still, there's no sign of Swift.
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imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:05 PM
Son of missing woman says his dad didn't do it (http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Son-Of-Missing-Dyersburg-Woman-Says-His-Dad-Didnt/SLEoasKTjEuSnW_IhDovzQ.cspx)
Itís day three in the search for a mother in Dyersburg who just vanished. Investigators say the longer Karen Swift remains missing, the better chance this is a case of foul play. The mother of four was in the process of a divorce. Her family talked with abc24.com on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
Karen Swift's oldest son, 21-year-old Preston Swift, says his parents had their issues, but they loved each other very much. He can't imagine his father harming his mother. He also says it's not in his mother's character to simply disappear.
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Still no clues into Swift disappearance (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1780615.html)
As the search for Karen Johnson Swift enters its fifth day, sheriff's investigators and other personnel continue to scour the countryside in hopes of finding some type of evidence that can lead to finding her.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box and his investigators worked late Wednesday evening in their search for Swift.

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Walnut Ridge residents react to disappearance of former classmate (http://www.kait8.com/story/15936919/walnut-ridge-residents-react-to-disappearance-of-former-classmate)
Friends of Karen Johnson Swift are speaking out. According to deputies with the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, the search is still on for the Tennessee woman with local ties to Region 8.

Swift is a mother of four and a 1985 graduate from Walnut Ridge High School. Wednesday we traveled back to Swift's roots in Lawrence County, and spoke with people who know her. They say they refuse to give up on their friend.
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imamaze
11-03-2011, 10:05 PM
Search for missing Dyer County woman continues (http://www.wreg.com/videobeta/?watchId=0ad28528-9e5c-4ccb-a307-6c0902fbd238)
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Desperate search for missing mother of four (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056950/Karen-Johnson-Swift-missing-Tennessee-mother-vanished-Halloween-party.html)
A mother-of-four who vanished soon after coming home from a Halloween party was today revealed to have filed for divorce just three weeks ago.
Karen Swift, 44, was reported missing by friends after she was last seen by her husband at home in Dyersburg, Tennessee, early Sunday morning.
Police are now frantically searching for Mrs Swift, after her Nissan car was found abandoned less than a mile away from their home with a flat tyre.
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Still no clues into disappearance of TN woman (http://www.timesnews.net/article/9037834/still-no-clues-into-the-disappearance-of-tennessee-woman)
As the search for Karen Johnson Swift enters its fifth day, sheriff's investigators and other personnel continue to scour the countryside in hopes of finding some type of evidence that can lead to finding her.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box and his investigators worked late Wednesday evening in their search for Swift.
"We are actually rechecking some of the areas we were in and we are also broadening our search," said Box.
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Friends wait for information in search of missing woman (http://www.wmctv.com/story/15954558/friends-wait-for-information-in-search-for-missing-dyer-county-woman)
As friends waited anxiously for any new information, authorities continued to hunt Thursday for a missing Dyer County woman.

For Carrie Engelhardt, the search for Karen Swift has been exhausting.
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imamaze
11-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Tennessee authorities continue to search for missing mother of four (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/11/04/tennessee-authorities-continue-to-search-for-missing-mother-four/)
Authorities in Tennessee continue to search for a missing mother of four whose vehicle was found abandoned with a flat tire.

Karen Johnson Swift, 44, of Dyersburg, Tenn., was reported missing on Sunday by her husband. Her white 2004 Nissan Murano was later found on a nearby road, but authorities have been unable to locate her cell phone.
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Day five in missing mom (http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-swift-day-5,0,4926315.story)
FAST FACTS:
Bad weather grounded helicopter crews and bloodhounds searching for Karen Swift
Investigators have been searching for her for five days
Going over evidence collected last night to see if they can connect it to Swift
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Sheriff's Dept. continues search (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1781135.html)
Dyer County Sheriff's investigators spent another day combing over information in an effort to find Karen Johnson Swift, who has been missing since Sunday.
Investigators and Sheriff Jeff Box were out searching for any evidence in the Swift case until 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and reconvened later to go over the information they have.

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imamaze
11-06-2011, 09:35 AM
Deputies arrest man accused of poisoning Swift's dog (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1781533.html)
Dyer County Sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect on an outstanding felony warrant for animal cruelty while searching for evidence in the Karen Johnson Swift case.
John E. Hogshooter, 39, 285 Pennell Lane, was arrested by sheriff's officers on Saturday for aggravated animal cruelty while performing their search of a wooded area on Harness Road in Dyer County. Hogshooter is accused of poisoning two dogs in the area, one of which belonged to the Swifts.

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imamaze
11-06-2011, 10:48 AM
Friday's search for Karen Johnson Swift (http://www.stategazette.com/gallery/9858)
Members of the Dyer County Sheriff's Department, two Tennessee Highway Patrol Strike Teams, and members of the Shelby County Sheriff's Dept. performed a search of the Millsfield area for evidence in the case of Karen Johnson Swift. Swift, a 44-year-old mother of four was last seen early Sunday morning by her husband at their home on Willie Johnson Road after she reportedly returned from a Halloween party.
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imamaze
11-08-2011, 09:37 AM
'She would not leave her children': Friends and family plead for missing mother's safe return (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058839/Karen-Johnson-Swift-missing-Friends-family-plead-Tennessee-mothers-safe-return.html)
The family and friends of a mother missing for more than a week are appealing for her safe return, as search teams scour the area for clues.
Karen Johnson Swift, 44, was reported missing by her husband, who last saw her in their Dyersburg, Tennessee, home early on October 30.
The mother-of-four had just come home from a Halloween party with h
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imamaze
11-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Box: 'We are not giving up yet.Not at all' (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1782081.html)
The investigation into the missing person case of Karen Swift is entering its 10th day and the Dyer County Sheriff's Department is still working non-stop to try to solve the disappearance.
"We are not giving up yet," said Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box. "Not at all."
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Sheriff's Dept. releases photos of Swift's vehicle (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1782538.html)
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box said the investigation into Karen Swift's disappearance is continuing and released photos of Swift's vehicle where it was found on Millsfield Highway on the date of her disappearance.
The photos show Swift's white 2004 Nissan Murano pointed north on Millsfield Highway on the shoulder of the highway. Investigators believe the vehicle was originally headed south (into Dyersburg), but had a flat tire and the vehicle pulled across the oncoming lane and was parked in the opposite direction.
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imamaze
11-09-2011, 11:42 PM
Friend says police have found missing mom's clothing (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/karen-johnson-swift-missing-clothing_n_1084468.html)
Police trying to solve the disappearance of Karen Johnson Swift have recovered her clothing, the woman's friend reports. Swift, a mother of four, has been missing since her car was found abandoned on a rural Tennessee road on Oct. 30.
"They found her Halloween costume in the car. Some other articles of clothing that belonged to her -- a pair of jeans and a gray zip-up -- were found in some brush not far from her car. They confirmed [the clothing items] belong to her. They took DNA from her mother and compared it to DNA on the clothes," Swift's friend Laura Jane told The Huffington Post.
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imamaze
11-10-2011, 11:00 AM
Looks like its an older interviews from 11/4 but didn't see it posted anywhere...

Search for Karen Johnson Swift and Interview with Sheriff Jeff Box

imamaze
11-10-2011, 11:20 PM
Missing mother's jeans and zip up top found in bushes near abandoned car (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2059878/Karen-Johnson-Swift-missing-Jeans-zip-bushes-near-abandoned-car.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
Clothing discovered in bushes near the car of a missing mother-of-four belonged to her, a friend has claimed.
Karen Johnson Swift, 44, has not been seen for 12 days after she was reported missing by her husband on October 30.
A pair of jeans and a grey zip-up top were found by the side of the road close to where Mrs Johnson Swift's car was abandoned, a quarter of a mile from her home in Dyersburg, Tennessee.
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imamaze
11-11-2011, 11:21 AM
Prayer vigil for Swift planned tonight (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1783053.html)
The Dyer County community is invited to join together in prayer for Karen Johnson Swift this Thursday evening.
A prayer vigil will be held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the YMCA soccer complex in Dyersburg.

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imamaze
11-11-2011, 12:03 PM
More potential evidence collected in Swift case (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1783449.html)

Agents with the TBI's Violent Crimes Response Team in Memphis processed potential evidence at the residence of Karen Swift on Willie Johnson Road on Thursday. Dyer County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Terry McCreight stated the forensic agents were there because it was the last place Swift was seen and a part of the process of the investigation.
The investigation into the disappearance of Karen Johnson Swift entered its 12th day on Thursday with still no sign of 44-year-old mother of four.
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TBI steps up search for missing Mom (http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/TBI-Steps-Up-Search-For-Missing-Dyersburg-Mom/mHH1jSHbmk2DiFD9aEpxCw.cspx?rss=59)
The TBI is stepping up efforts to find a missing Dyersburg woman. Karen Swift disappeared nearly two weeks ago. Now investigators are bringing in heavy duty equipment to help with the search.
"I think every day we're closer, and we're not getting discouraged," says Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box.
Dyer County investigators are holding out hope as they gather needed clues into the disappearance of Karen Swift. The only real clue so far, is Swift's car.
"There’s nothing to indicate a struggle. No blood," says the sheriff.
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imamaze
11-13-2011, 11:25 AM
Investigation into Swift disappearance switches gears (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1783869.html)
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box says the investigation in the disappearance of Karen Johnson Swift may begin to shift gears with a different focus.
"It may appear to be slowing down in some areas, but it is speeding up in other areas," said Box.
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imamaze
11-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Son says family of missing mom "desperate" for help (http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/15/son-says-family-of-missing-mom-%E2%80%9Cdesperate%E2%80%9D-for-help/?hpt=ng_mid)
Friends and relatives of a missing Tennessee mother insist that she would never walk away from her home in the middle of the night and leave her two young daughters behind.

Karen Johnson Swift was reported missing on October 30 after her car was found on the side of the road near her house with a flat tire. She had last been seen by her husband when she went to bed with her 9-year-old daughter around 1:30 am. When the girl woke up in the morning around 6:00 am, Swift was gone.
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imamaze
11-17-2011, 12:05 AM
Nancy Grace Transcript 11/15/2011 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1111/15/ng.01.html)

Nancy Grace Transcripts 11/21/2011 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1111/21/ng.01.html)

Nancy Grace Transcript 12/12/2011 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1112/12/ng.01.html)

imamaze
11-17-2011, 07:13 PM
Woman missing still baffles police (http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2011/11/17/local_news/doc4ec432abf0247722252198.txt)
Itís been two weeks since 44-year-old Karen Johnson Swift disappeared in Dyersburg, Tenn., and authorities are still baffled as to what happened to her.
Swift, a 1985 Walnut Ridge High School graduate, has not been seen since Oct. 30, and Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box has refused to comment about the case.
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imamaze
12-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Search continues for missing mother (http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-the-search-continues-for-missing-mother-karen-swift-20111205,0,4951805.story)
Lab results are back on possible evidence that may lead the Dyer County Sheriff's Office to answers in the disappearance of Karen Swift.
Sheriff Jeff Box insists they are making progress in the case and they are still searching for swift even though no one is in custody, they havenít named any suspects, and no one knows where swift is.
Mother of 4 Karen Swift has been missing for over a month.
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imamaze
12-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Women who knew Swift rule out possibility that she ran off on her own (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1792485.html)
The investigation into the disappearance of Karen Swift has been going on for over a month with still not sign of the mother of four.
As Dyer County Sheriff's investigators are scouring over information and looking into every possible scenario as to what could have happened to her, some women that knew Swift are ruling out the possibility that she ran away.
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imamaze
12-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Body found in Dyer County (http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-body-found-in-dyer-county-20111210,0,2631866.story)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Department says a badly decomposed body belonging to a woman was found on Harness Road Saturday afternoon.
Those that live in the area fear the body could belong to the missing mother of four, Karen swift. The Dyer County woman went missing in the early morning hours of October 30th.
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Body found off of highway 78 near Dyer County (http://www.kait8.com/story/16297845/body-found-off-of-highway-79)
Dyer County sheriff's deputies, the TBI, and the Attorney General are investigating a body found in rural Dyer County Saturday afternoon.
Police blocked off a large portion of Harness Road near Highway 78 for most of Saturday afternoon and night. That is where they found a decomposed body near the home of missing Dyer County mother Karen Swift.
Many residents were left wondering what was going on.
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imamaze
12-12-2011, 06:46 PM
Karen Swift body indentified by TBI (http://midsouthnewz.com/news/midsouth-regional-news/karen-swift-body-identified-by-tbi.html)
The remains of a body found in rural Dyer County on Saturday have been identified as those of 44 year old Karen Swift. Swift has been missing for more than a month.

Authorities had cordoned off an area of Harness Road near Highway 78 for most of Saturday afternoon and evening, where the decomposed body was found.

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Body identified as that of Swift, case being investigated as homicide (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1793716.html)
The Dyer County Sheriff's Department announced on Monday that the body found in Dyer County on Saturday is that of the missing mother of four, Karen Swift and it is being investigated as a homicide.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box stated the body was positively identified as Swift by dental records after it was sent to the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office in Memphis.

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Body in Dyer County indentified as missing woman (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/dec/12/body-dyer-county-identified-missing-woman/)
A body recovered Saturday in Dyer County has been identified as that of a woman reported missing in October, according to the Dyer County Sheriffís Office.
An autopsy at the Shelby County Regional Forensic Center in Memphis confirmed through dental records that the body is Karen Johnson Swift, a 44-year-old mother of four reporting missing on Oct. 30.
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imamaze
12-12-2011, 11:20 PM
Loved ones react to news of Karen Swift's death (http://www.kait8.com/story/16306971/loved-ones-react-to-news-of-karen-swifts-death)
Residents across Region 8 and the Mid South Monday experienced sadness at the news Karen Swift, a mother of four children in Dyer County, Tennessee, was found dead near her home. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a body was found in rural Dyer County Saturday afternoon. Using dental records, the medical examiner's office in Memphis was able to identify the body as Swift's.

Monday, family members traveled to Dyersburg to discuss the case with police, according to Janet Ross. Ross said she graduated high school at Walnut Ridge with Swift and was her friend.
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imamaze
01-15-2012, 12:27 PM
Sheriff, DA speak on status of Swift investigation (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1804735.html)
The investigation into the murder of Karen Swift is entering its second month and Dyer County Sheriff's investigators are still awaiting the autopsy report from the Shelby County Medical Examiner's office.
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imamaze
02-03-2012, 10:11 PM
Swift's body released to family by conroner's office (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1812207.html)
The body of Karen Swift has been released from the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office and Dyer County Sheriff's investigators are awaiting the coroner's final report.
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imamaze
03-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Swift autopsy report complete, details remain sealed (http://www.stategazette.com/story/1827595.html)
The final autopsy report on Karen Swift is complete and in the hands of Dyer County Sheriff's investigators as they are moving forward with their murder investigation to bring her killer to justice.
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imamaze
05-16-2012, 09:12 PM
http://www.stategazette.com/story/1849038.html
Sheriff confident Swift murderer will be brought to justice
Although no charges have been made in the five-month-long murder investigation of Karen Swift, Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box says he is certain he and his team of investigators will undoubtedly make an arrest.
"We are confident we will bring the person, or persons responsible, to justice," said Box. "The investigation is still active and ongoing."
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imamaze
07-04-2013, 11:42 AM
http://www.stategazette.com/story/1983374.html
Swift home searched by sheriff's office and TBI
A search warrant was served Wednesday evening at the house of David Swift, husband of murdered mother of four Karen Swift.
Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box stated that a search warrant was served at the Swift residence on Willie Johnson Road in Dyer County at 6:18 p.m. on Wednesday.

imamaze
10-20-2013, 07:03 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Husband-of-Ark-native-denies-role-in-her-death-4911444.php

Husband of Ark. native denies role in her death

The estranged husband of an Arkansas woman found dead in Tennessee nearly two years ago denies any role in her death.

David Swift told The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/1a4e2pG ) that he had nothing to do with the death of his wife, Karen Johnson Swift, and that he is fully cooperating with police who are investigating her slaying.

Karen Swift disappeared Oct. 30, 2011, from her home near Dyersburg in western Tennessee. Her body was found Dec. 10, 2011, under kudzu bushes in a cemetery in Dyer County.

imamaze
11-01-2014, 06:50 PM
http://www.stategazette.com/story/2133593.html

David Swift breaks his silence
Friday, October 31, 2014

It was three years ago when 44-year-old Karen Swift, mother of four, went missing. Though an extensive investigation immediately followed Swift's disappearance concerning her whereabouts, it was nearly six weeks later before her body was found near Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyer County.

Karen Swift filed for divorce on Oct.10, three weeks prior to her disappearance, but continued to live at the residence with her husband, David Swift, on Willie Johnson Road until she disappeared.


http://www.wtoc.com/story/27178924/david-swifts-attorney-claims-investigators-didnt-ask-for-interview

David Swift's attorney claims investigators didn't ask for interview

The husband of murder victim Karen Swift is breaking his silence. It is triggering a war of words with Dyer County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say David Swift won't talk. Swift says investigators never followed up with him.

"We've called his attorney on numerous occasions trying to get an interview with him and they just tell us it's going to happen," Dyer County Sheriff's Office Investigator Terry McCreight said. "It's three years and it hasn't happened yet."

David Swift told the Dyersburg State Gazette in a recent interview that investigators did not want to talk with him after they learned he had an attorney.