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Investigation into Swift disappearance switches gears

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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.

He clarified the slowing down as to mean decreasing the physical ground search for evidence around the Millsfield area and other areas of interest. However, Box said he and investigators would now begin to increase their time looking at evidence and information they have collected since the investigation began two weeks ago.

"Results from evidence will soon start coming in as well," said Box. "Hopefully we will find something in there that tells us something."

On Saturday, search volunteers on horseback explored areas of interest in coordination with Box and sheriff's investigators.

Swift, a 44-year-old mother of four was last seen early Sunday morning, Oct. 30, by her husband at their home on Willie Johnson Road after she reportedly returned from a Halloween party. Her white 2004 Nissan Murano was later found on Sunday, Oct. 30, on Millsfield Highway near the intersection of Harness Road with a flat tire.

Karen Johnson Swift is described as:

Age: 44

Race: White

DOB: 1/25/67

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Green

Height: 5' 5"

Weight 138 lbs.

Anyone who has had contact with Swift, recalls seeing anyone near her vehicle since her disappearance, or has information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Dyer County Sheriff's Office at 731-285-2802.

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Are they questioning the people who she may have told something to at the halloween party....I believe if she was acting strange, somebody from that party would have said something. I think she broke camp. They claim they got all this evidence, but won't share it with the public. How do you expect to get public help if u don't give the concern citizens something to go on..... Still sounds fishy....

-- Posted by DMASE on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 9:57 AM

As an experienced pro-bono psychic dealing with crimes of this nature I'm afraid that Karen Swift is deceased and her body is in about 15 ft. of water near a boat dock. I see the killer but can't distinquish him well enough at this time to be helpful. I need a little addditional feed back. Ian Michaels

-- Posted by Ian Michaels on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 12:18 PM

This article told us nothing

-- Posted by West126 on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 1:06 PM

ian michaels, you should talk with the police about that, not on here where family reads this also, just wrong

-- Posted by jc in dyersburg on Mon, Nov 14, 2011, at 2:32 PM

This is the same article that was in her Sunday and Monday. Typical Stategazette. Anything new?

-- Posted by West126 on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 10:46 AM

i got a question.... what kind of flat was on the vehicle? like, you can tell if its a blow-out, an intentional knife cut, an intentional letting the air out the tire, or just accidental! if the tires were pretty new...look into it!

-- Posted by tony_mart706 on Tue, Nov 15, 2011, at 3:23 PM

is the sheriff's department refusing to cooperate with local new media? all the news media is reporting is the same old retold facts day after day. please give us more information! so many people in the community can be the eyes & ears for law inforcement. what about the tbi or the fbi! have they been asked for help? if so, what are they saying? so far, it seems like we have a sheriff's department that doesn't know what it's doing.

-- Posted by closerlook on Wed, Nov 16, 2011, at 5:58 AM

Bottom line is that folks comments should be kept off this page and respect to the family members! My prayers are with the Swift family. Hope something is resolved soon.

-- Posted by liv2ryd on Thu, Nov 17, 2011, at 8:30 AM

everyone is asking so many question's do you people not relize that this is a pending investigation?? also if you want more information just look on UTUBE there are plenty of videos there that gives you alot more information that is not in the news paper! I feel sorry for her children as for her husband?? i am wondering why he is not on video asking her to come home??? If someone has hurt her they should be locked away but if she is hideing then she should be locked away for putting her children in fear!! I just hope this case is setteled very soon.

-- Posted by HARDTOLUV on Mon, Nov 21, 2011, at 8:51 PM

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