Karen Swift went missing October 30th 2011. She was last seen leaving a Halloween party. Her car was found abandoned with one flat tire on the side of the road less than a half-mile from her house.
09/21/12 – Dyersburg , TN – Dyer County Awaiting Arrest In Karen Swift Case: The Dyer County Grand Jury meets the second week of October. It’s unclear if they will take up the Karen Swift murder case. It’s been almost an entire year since Swift was murdered in Dyersburg. The sheriff’s department has never made an arrest. They say there is a person of interest, but so far they aren’t naming any names. Some people in Dyer County are concerned the killer could still be living among them. “They need to find out who did that because everyone is on edge as far as getting out and riding in the country,” said Rob Roberson. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box says his office has looked at several people they think could be connected to the swift murder and narrowed it down to one. Box says they are waiting on nearly a hundred pieces of evidence still being examined by the TBI before an arrest is made. “It makes me feel uncomfortable you know. If there is a serial killer running around or something my wife goes out to the store at to places,” said Rob Roberson. A judge ordered Swift’s cause of death be sealed and not released until the trial. The Dyer County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are jointly investigating Karen Swift’s murder. The Dyer County Sheriff’s Department requests any person with information about this case contact them at 731-285-2802 or call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.