Sunday, June 9, 2024

David Swift Found Not Guilty at Trial in Murder of Wife Karen So Who is Murderer State Gazette's Rachel Townsend Wants to Know?

David Swift Murder Trail what happened; by Rachel Townsend Managing Editor State Gazette A hollow ending to a long-awaited trial. After spending eight days and over 70 hours inside the Weakley County Courthouse, I was relieved that the trial was finally over. Was David Swift a man capable of murdering his wife in cold blood? Was there even enough time for him to premeditate and execute this murder in the time allotted? Was there time for him to murder Karen without a plan? This leaves a very small window for the murder, dumping of the body, staging of Karen’s vehicle and the tire, and the walk back from the vehicle to the residence, which has been inaccurately stated as 1/4-mile multiple times throughout the trial. I don’t think the timeline was realistic, and I don’t feel the evidence adequately supported the theory of her murder occurring in the garage with David’s foot as the final instrument of death. In closing arguments, the State mentions strangulation, WHAT??? SEE RACHEL TOWNSEND's ARTICLE CLICK HERE.

Karen Swift was reported missing on Sunday, Oct. 30, when her 2004 Nissan Murano was discovered near the intersection of Harness Road and Millsfield Highway at about 5:15 am. Karen Swift was last seen at her home in Dyersburg on Willie Johnson Rd. around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. Marty Lamb was driving to work around 5:15 AM Sunday when he found Karen Swift's car with a flat tire on Millsfield Highway Dyer County. COURT TIMELINE MAKES NO SENSE, RACHEL TOWNSEND WRITES.   

Let’s look at this timeline provided by the court:
*2:08 a.m.: Karen comes home with Ashley
*3:45-4:30 a.m.: Internet activity on David’s laptop shows images were opened from an external device.
*Depending on whether you believe the expert witness of the Defense or of the State, the last cellular of Karen Swift activity was recorded at 4:38 a.m. (State expert’s opinion) or 5:09 a.m. (Defense expert’s opinion).
*5:15 a.m. the first sighting of the abandoned vehicle, people at the car by 5:30 a.m. This leaves a very small window (1 hour) for the murder, dumping of the body, staging of Karen’s vehicle and the tire on Millsfield Highway and the walk back from the vehicle to the Swift residence and do a professional crime scene cleanup with bleach, no trace of blood or body fluids. The distance has been inaccurately stated as 1/4-mile multiple times throughout the trial. In a conversation with District Attorney Danny Goodman, I was told the distance was roughly .43 miles. This is closer to an 8–10-minute walk for a healthy person with no disability.
Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies, Missing Video Tapes and Misbehaving Private Eyes in Dyersburg TN.

Feb 2nd 2022, DYERSBURG, Tenn. (WMC) - SEARCH WARRANT SERVED NO MURDER WEAPON FOUND: The investigation of the 2011 murder of a Dyersburg woman continues as TBI agents were asked to assist Dyer County Sheriff’s Department in a search at the victim’s former home Tuesday. An Action News 5 viewer captured photos Tuesday of what appears to be digging equipment. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box tells Action News 5 an investigation is ongoing at 65 Willie Johnson Road, the former home of Karen Swift who was reported missing on Halloween in 2011 just weeks after filing for divorce.

Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies, Missing Video Tapes and Misbehaving Private Eyes in Dyersburg TN. From the beginning of my on-air commentary on December 12th, 2011 on CNN's HLN with Jane Velez Mitchell concerning the still unsolved murder of Karen Swift, I have been inundated with threats sent to me via email, phone call hang-ups, extreme negative online reviews of my business, attacks by anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg a real cesspool, and actual threats communicated to me in cell phone conversations from people in Dyersburg TN, right up to Friday March 1st 2024. If you did or do speak out in support of David Swift's innocence in Dyersburg TN your putting a real target on your back. David Swift Murder Trial June 6, 2024: Jury in Dresden TN Decides David Swift Not Guilty of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder and Not Guilty of Attempted Murder, Told You So.


I was hired in 2014 to investigate the unsolved murder of Karen Swift in the small southern town of Dyersburg TN, and it has been 10 years of hell with late night calls and hangups, fake negative reviews of my PI business, threatening voice mails on by business cell phone and multiple death threats! Just a little background on Dyersburg TN in the early and late 20th century, Dyersburg in Dyer County TN was a hotbed of Klan activity with County sanctioned murders and lynchings. Topix/Dyersburg website was used to bash and intimidate anyone who spoke in any positive way of David Swift. "Dec 18, 2011 Topix/Dyersburg TN, Karen Swift Murder.... Topix in Dyersburg is a cesspool and possibly a means of tainting the jury pool". One thing I have learned in the last 10 years dealing with people living in Dyersburg, Dyer County TN is that one guy, and one guy only, pulls all the strings in Dyersburg. Money talks in Dyer County TN and law and order takes a back seat.

Karen Swift Unsolved Murder and Secret Credit Cards in Dyersburg TN Baffles Everyone, Except Me. D.A. "General" Danny Goodman Jr of Dyer County will move forward at trial to convict David Swift of voluntary manslaughter on July 2nd, 2024 or so he says. David Swift was Not Guilty of 1st or 2nd Degree Murder and Not Guilty of Attempted Murder of Karen Swift at trial on June 6th. Tennessee Code § 39-13-211 defines voluntary manslaughter as the intentional or knowing killing of a person in a state of passion due to adequate provocation, there is an 8 year window from date of death to bring charges. The provocation must be such that it would lead a reasonable person to act in an irrational manner. Because the person kills in a heat of passion, the law views them as less culpable than someone who commits first- or second-degree murder. Consequently, voluntary manslaughter is a Class C Felony, and a person faces three to 20 years in prison if convicted, along with a fine. So now "General" Goodman will prove, starting July 2nd, 2024, the state of mind of David Swift on Oct 30th 2011 when Karen Swift disappeared, her body found Dec 11th, 2011, good luck. In Tennessee, the general statute of limitations for misdemeanors is one year for the D.A. to bring charges. See following for statutes of limitations for some specific felony offenses in Tennessee. To charge someone with Manslaughter, voluntary the D.A. has 8 years from date of death to file charges, see Tenn. Code § 40-2-101(b)(2) (2024).

After roughly 11 hours of deliberation, the court declared a mistrial in the case of the State of Tennessee vs. David Swift. The jury was hung on charges of voluntary manslaughter and could not reach a verdict. David Swift was found not guilty of charges including 1st-degree and 2nd-degree murder, and 1st and 2nd-degree attempted murder. Judge Mark Hayes declared a mistrial. Following adjournment, statements regarding the day’s court proceedings were issued by District Attorney "General" Danny Goodman and defense attorney Daniel Taylor. David Swift will now appear in Dyer County Circuit Court on July 2, at 9 a.m. for a hearing regarding his bond and future action and charges. 

May 31, 2024 David Swift murder trial Dresden TN Day 4; Two different reporters testified they interviewed David Swift in the years since his wife's murder and he told them he had hired a private investigator and discovered new facts but would not reveal what he had learned.

Back on May 31, 2024 David Swift murder trial Dresden TN Day 4; At a meeting in December 2014 in Arkansas David Swift told Mike Smith the former publisher for the Dyersburg State Gazette newspaper that he had hired a private investigator. That would be me, so what? During testimony May 31, 2024 Mike Smith the former publisher of State Gazette Newspaper in Dyersburg TN, told D.A. "General" Goodman that David Swift had hired a private investigator in 2014, that would be me. NEWS Dyersburg State Gazett; David Swift breaks his silence Friday, October 31, 2014 story by MIKE SMITH, David Swift hired private investigator. It was 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. 

From the beginning of my on-air commentary on December 12th, 2011 on CNN's HLN with Jane Velez Mitchell concerning the murder of Karen Swift, I have been inundated with threats sent to me via email, phone call hang-ups, extreme negative online reviews of my business, and actual threats communicated to me in cell phone conversations from people in Dyersburg TN, right up to Friday March 1st 2024. See CNN HLN VIDEO

UPDATE on Friday March 1st, 2024 at 12:24 PM got a call from (731) 285-0285 Dyersburg TN, caller hung up before I could answer, I waited for voicemail, no message. I called the Dyersburg TN number (731) 285-0285 and it belongs to McDonald's Offices in Dyersburg TN, the recorded answer offers you to dial #3 for Darrell Sells, why does the harassment continue from this man? The listed phone number for McDonald's Offices in Dyersburg TN is (731) 285-0032. A reverse search of the Dyersburg phone number that called me, (731) 285-0285, reveals no listing, it is an unlisted phone number on the McDonald's Offices exchange of (731) 285 XXXX.

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Sept 27, 2023 Message from cell phone number 731-445-0576 on Youtube video seen above is from Darrell Sells, 85, in Dyersburg TN, he called me on Wednesday September 27th 2023 at 3:49pm seems to be some sort of a veiled threat concerning what appears to be the murder trial of David Swift in Weakley County TN that started on May 28th. David Swift’s attorney, Daniel Taylor, expressed concerns about David Swift receiving a fair trial for the 2011 unsolved murder of his wife Karen Swift in Dyersburg TN. Darrell Sells did not indicate exactly what trial he was talking about in his call to me, but, Darrell Sells 85, appears to think I am on a witness list for the upcoming David Swift murder trail. Does Darrell Sells, 85, have access to the witness list for this upcoming murder trail of David Swift in Tennessee that started May 28th 2024 and why does he?

 

I don't have any business dealings with this 85 year old man Darrell Sells in Dyersburg TN, never did, but I thought it best to publish his voicemail posted on my business cell phone line on Wednesday September 27th 2023 at 3:49pm. An interpretation of Darrell Sells voicemail message could be seen as witness intimidation, if I really am on a witness list for the murder trail of David Swift. Darrell Sells, 85, called me from cell phone number 731-445-0576, the number may or may not belong to him, it does. 

Back on May 1, 2015, Threatening Call Today From 731-285-0998 Dyersburg TN, Caller Was Darrell Sells From His McDonald's Store, Something About Murdered Karen Swift, WTH? Sells said he was going to get me, hurt me physically along with a lot of name calling in the 19 second call. Posting threats to kill or injure another using interstate communications (phone) could land you in jail for up to five years. I called the number, 731-285-0998, back to verify if it was Darrell Sells, a young woman answered phone, McDonald's, I asked to talk to the man who just called me on this line, she said, "Oh that would be Mr Sells, I will get him", I hung up.

Karen Swift Unsolved Murder and Secret Credit Cards in Dyersburg TN Baffles Everyone, Except Me. The Case So Far: By September 2011 in Dyer County Court, lawsuits were being filed by 4 different bank credit card companies issued in the name of Karen S. Swift (her name only) for a total of $7,200, all 4 credit cards had been charged off by the banks. Early A.M. Sunday October 30th, 2011, a pair of jeans and a grey zip-up top were found by the side of the road close to where Karen Swift's car was found abandoned a quarter of a mile from her home in Dyersburg, TN, her 'cat woman' costume was found in the car, was she sexually assaulted, what DNA was found, why were her clothes found all over the place by her abandoned SUV, why was her nude body found 42 days later in December, in the weeds next to Bledsoe Cemetery in an area that had been previously searched? 

I, Bill Warner, am a licensed private investigator in Florida and authorized to work in Tennessee. I have been working for a relative of the kidnapped and murdered Karen Swift from Dyersburg TN since early 2014. According to the local newspaper, the State Gazette, Karen Swift had been to a Halloween party at the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms 2100 Clubhouse Dr Dyersburg TN 38024 on Saturday evening, Oct. 29th 2011, the blond 5' 5" tall and 130 lb aerobic teacher was dressed as 'Catwoman' in a skintight black costume. She reportedly arrived home sometime after midnight after picking up one of her daughters from a sleepover because she did not feel well. Karen Swift was reported missing on Sunday, Oct. 30 2011, when her 2004 Nissan Murano was discovered near the intersection of Harness Road and Millsfield Highway with a flat tire. Dustin Swift stated (at trial) that he saw an “old man” walking around near the crime scene at the Bledsoe cemetery prior to the body of Karen Swift being found and that he did not realize who it was until later when he saw a picture of him. Dustin Swift claims that he tried to report it to the detectives but was dismissed and told he was dreaming. The fact that three separate witnesses reported seeing the prominent man, with a metal detector, at the crime scene prior to the victim’s body being found. At some point, however, someone lost something at the location where the victim’s body was dumped. 
Thursday, December 8, 2011, Dyersburg State Gazette; Mary Claire Hopper holds her phone containing texts from Karen Swift before her disappearance. Hopper notes Swift was communicating to her about plans to finish a cleaning job on Sunday, Oct. 30, the day she was reported missing. Swift had already worked for several days cleaning the house and stood to earn at least from $250-$300 for the job. The cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head of Karen Swift, particularly the frontal and temporal lobes causing depressed fractures in her head, which indicates that the victim was facing her attacker when she was struck (possibly slightly to the left). 

The attack was not premeditated but, rather, an act of extreme rage. The attacker approached the victim quickly, as indicated by the lack of defense wounds (e.g. fractures to hands and/or arms), and struck her with an item that was readily available (hammer, pistol whipping, ball bat). The victim fell, landing on her left side, causing her to have a remote broken rib. The victim was at the party with Bill and Cathy Bona, who are husband and wife and whom the victim was reportedly involved with sexually (swingers). The victim was, reportedly, wearing jeans and a jacket upon returning home from the party. The victim’s Halloween costume was found inside the vehicle on Oct 3oth, 2011.

Killer appears to be left handed, as Karen Swift appears to have been facing killer when hit and blow went to right side of her head on Oct 30th 2011. David Swift is right handed as seen taking notes during his murder trial in Weakley County TN during the last 4 days. If it don't fit you can't convict. DA Goodman seems to be under political pressure to move forward with David Swift case in 2024 at this real kangaroo court in Dresden TN. Since the trial began on Tuesday, May 28, 35 individuals have been called on to take the stand with almost all witnesses at this kangaroo court spectacle in Dresden TN replying to questions, "I don't recall, I can't recall, I don't remember", LOL!

ARTICLE POSTED JUNE 2014: Information from my sources indicates there was a break in at The Farms Golf Club & Country Club in Dyersburg Tennessee on Tuesday November 1st, 2011 and the burglars stole the surveillance cameras, tapes, discs, all the recording devices and a few golf clubs, the purpose of the break in at the The Farms Golf Club & Country Club in Dyersburg Tennessee was to steal the surveillance equipment, what the hell? FOX NEWS: I, private investigator Bill Warner, confirmed the break in at The Farms Golf & Country Club back in June 2014. The Farms Country Club was broken into 3 days after the Saturday Oct 29th, 2011 Halloween party on Nov 1st, 2011 and reported to Sheriff Dept on Nov 2nd 2011. It is fact that the security system was damaged and surveillance videos from the night of the Halloween party were stolen along with some golf clubs and exterior cameras.

Karen Swift's white 2004 Nissan Murano was later found abandoned on Sunday, Oct. 30, on Millsfield Highway near the intersection of Harness Road with a flat tire. The cell phone of the missing woman, who has blonde hair and green eyes, was also missing. Police said it was last used at about 5 am on Sunday when Mrs Swift accessed the internet on the device. Police were working with the phone company to pinpoint its last location. This investigation was active an ongoing. A friend of the missing woman, Laura Jane, told The Huffington Post: 'They found her Halloween costume in the car, the one she wore to the Dyer County Country Club (The Farm) on Saturday October 29th. They confirmed [the clothing items] belong to her. They took DNA from her mother and compared it to DNA on the clothes.''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. One of the last places Karen Swift would have known to be alive or dead, would have been in the car she had been driving, the Sheriff released her car to the bank that owned it in June 2014. I am aware of a letter received from the Bank that held the loan on the white 2004 Nissan Murano SE 2WD with the VIN# JN8AZ08T64W219710 that Karen Swift was driving the morning she disappeared. The Bank forgave the debt in June 2014 so Mr. Swift will not be responsible for the balance, the Bank sent a Form 1099-C to the IRS so the debt will be taken off of Mr. Swift’s credit report. The white 2004 Nissan Murano SE 2WD was quickly resold in June 2014 by a used car dealer.

KAREN SWIFT CAUSE OF DEATH- INJURIES TO HER HEAD: Last Update 09/02/2012-Official Press Release -Dyer County Sheriff's Office Swift Murder Investigation. As per Sheriff Box, Dyer County TN investigators observed injuries the body of Karen Swift sustained that caused her death. An autopsy was performed on Karen Swift's body by the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office in Memphis, the results of the autopsy was sealed under a court order for certain reasons and that the case is still under investigation. Dyer County TN investigators "observed injuries" the body of Karen Swift sustained that appeared to have caused her death, obvious such injuries that "one could observe" injuries to the body beaten with a weapon, or even run over with a car, all of which would cause blood spatter at the crime scene. So, if the cause of death for Karen Swift was injuries to her head, where is the blood spatter in the house or on or near her car, none was supposedly found by TBI forensic agents. If blood spatter belonging to Karen Swift was found in the house or on or near her car, the husband, David Swift, would be on trial right now, he isn't because he is innocent.

Agents with the TBI’s Violent Crimes Response Team in Memphis TN processed potential evidence at the residence. Forensic agents were reportedly at the house because it was one of the last places Karen Swift was seen alive and a part of the process of the investigation, the forensic agents found nothing, no blood, no indication that a fight or a murder took place in the house. Cops searched the home of David and Karen Swift multiple times since she went missing on October 30th, 2011, cops found no indication anything suspicious had occurred in the home, no blood spatter etc, so where was the crime scene, where was Karen Swift murdered?
 
Where is the Karen Swift crime scene? It does not appear to be at the Swift home in Dyersburg, multiple search warrants have proved fruitless, no blood spatter. It was not where her car was found, no blood spatter again, no drag marks on the dirt near the car, nothing. It also does not appear from Dyer County Sheriff reports, that the crime scene was near the access road to Bledsoe Cemetery where the body of Karen Swift was found on December 10th, 2011, so how did she get there? David Swift could not have carried the body of Karen anywhere, he was on crutches due to recent knee surgery. Karen Swift was not on the Mortgage or Title to the house she shared with her husband, she was driving a 2004 Nissan white Murano SE 2WD that she did not own, it was owned and registered to her husband. She ran up 4 secret credit cards in her name to $7,200, she did not pay them, and the credit card companies sued Karen Swift by September 2011, what did she buy or pay for with these 4 secret credit cards? This is basic P.I. 101, secret credit cards with high unpaid balance, secret burner cell phone from a 'friend', she was away from the home a lot, it sure appears that Karen had a boyfriend or two.

Karen Swift had very few household bills to pay, if any, and yet she was heavily in debt on at least 4 bank credit cards issued in HER NAME ONLY, in fact all 4 bank credit cards were maxed out and had been charged off and Karen Swift was being sued by all 4 of the credit card companies for a total of $7,200 by September 2011 in Dyer County Court, I saw the filings. Karen Swift had as many as 3 cell phones at a time, two were on her husbands account, not hers, one was pre-paid and untraceable given to her to keep in touch with her ‘new friends’, someone that she met on the internet. One of the other last places Karen Swift would have known to be alive or dead, would have been in the car she had been driving, the Sheriff released her car to the bank that owned it in June 2014. I would be concerned that Karen Swift’s vehicle was released to the Bank before anyone was indicted or arrested in her unsolved murder and rightly so.

Karen Swift spent hundreds of dollars on expensive cameras and digital video recording devices, for what use? Karen Swift was living the party life, just like the night she went to the The Farms Golf Club & Country Club Halloween Party as ‘Catwoman’ in a skintight black costume without her husband on Saturday October 29th, 2011 and stays until about 11:58 pm, early next morning Sunday October 30th, 2011 at about 5:00 am she is up and out of the Swift home and on the road to go to work, she ‘goes missing’ at 5:30 am and turns up dead, her body found dumped in the weeds near the access road to Bledsoe Cemetery and not 'found' until December 10th, 2011. Karen Swift may have just come between a Dyersburg married man and his wealthy family with a confrontation boiling over in the parking lot of The Farms Golf Club & Country Club in Dyersburg TN on Saturday October 29th unfortunately there are no security tapes to look at, who knows what happened, maybe we never will.

Anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg TN tried to cancel me, Bill Warner private investigator in 2014, for my support of David Swift who was later found not guilty of the murder of Karen Swift in Oct 2011. "December 18, 2011 Topix/Dyersburg TN, Karen Swift Murder.... Topix in Dyersburg is/was a cesspool and possibly a means of tainting the jury pool for David Swift". Various local governments censured the Topix forums. Many lawsuits resulted from content posted on Topix. I believe that the so-called anonymous posters on Topix/Dyersburg TN were a coordinated effort by the actual people linked to the murder of Karen Swift to place all blame on David Swift. On March 20, 2012, online gossip was the subject of a story called "Innocent Man's Life Destroyed by Anonymous Topix Poster" on Good Morning America. One thing I have learned in the last 10 years dealing with people living in Dyersburg, Dyer County TN is that one guy, and one guy only, pulls all the strings in Dyersburg. Money talks in Dyer County TN and law and order takes a back seat. Topix Dyersburg is the reason Judge Mark Hayes granted a change of venue request for the trial against David Swift for the murder of Karen Swift. The trial, originally scheduled for January 2024 in Dyer County, will now start May 28, 2024, in Weakley County, about 50 miles northeast of Dyer.

UPDATED, October 31st, 2014. Originally posted on pibillwarner.wordpress website, I am the hired private investigator on the unsolved Karen Swift kidnapping and murder, her family hired me to look into her unsolved murder that so far has eluded the TBI and Sheriff Box. CNN HLN had profiled the unsolved murder of Karen Swift on Jane Velez Mitchell and Nancy Grace numerous times and I have been on the panel discussing the case three times since November 2011. First let me tell you that I plan on using my connections with the National media to focus a burning spotlight on those responsible for introducing Karen Swift to a ‘lifestyle’ that ultimately led to her murder on or about October 30th, 2011, I am going to follow the money trail, multiple cell phone activity and the unpaid, maxed out credit card activity of Karen Swift. DYERSBURG: Attorney Steve Farese talks about Karen Swift murder case: “I don’t want to speak badly about Karen,” said attorney Steve Farese. “But were some things going on that were quite unusual, and there could be more than one suspect.

Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies, Missing Video Tapes and Misbehaving Private Eyes in Dyersburg TN. In 2021 Darrell Sells filed a Lawsuit on David Swift and others for Defamation relating to a complaint David Swift filed with the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission about private eye Chastity Brandon. Mr. Swift had an interest in protecting himself and his family from private eye Chastity Brandon who was acting unlawfully and harassing him and his minor children. Further, as a victim of Ms. Chastity Brandon’s improper campaign and unsanctioned investigative tactics, which ran afoul of applicable professional regulations, see Ex. 1 p. 16–18 (recommending that Ms. Chastity Brandon’s license be voluntarily surrendered due to her misbehavior), Mr. David Swift acted in good faith to alert the appropriate regulatory authority that was empowered to take action. Put another way: Mr. David Swift filed a complaint in good faith in order to ensure that Ms. Chastity Brandon was held accountable for her professional misconduct, and upon review of that complaint by the regulatory authority that was responsible for licensing Ms. Chastity Brandon she was, license revoked. 

Consequently, even if Mr. Darrell Sells could establish a prima facie case for defamation, Mr. David Swift’s statements to the Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission were protected by the qualified common interest privilege, and the TPPA compels their dismissal as a result. (“The respondent Chastity Brandon is subject to discipline for failure to cooperate with our investigation. The respondent also appears to be subject to discipline for running an investigation company without licensure for that company, for making public statements that are not completely truthful, and revealing information for a client obtained in an investigation for another client. Therefore the recommendation would be to authorize formal charges, and offer to settle this matter with voluntary license revocation.”) Ain't Dyersburg, Dyer County TN GRAND!

Memphis TN Serial Killer who left 3 nude female bodies, with panties pulled down, in Mount Carmel Cemetery in 2011, he was never caught. Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Sometimes it causes them to fester. This week will mark 13 years since my friend, Jessica Nicole Lewis, was murdered in South Memphis in 2011. Jessica Lewis was beautiful, her photo above on the left, blonde hair. She often flat-ironed her shoulder-length, strawberry-blonde curls, and she had style — her closet was full of body-hugging jeans and cute tops to adorn her near-hourglass, athletic figure. Thirteen years of unanswered questions. Thirteen years knowing the man who took her life was able to continue living his, freely and without consequence. On February 20, 2011, Jessica’s body was found in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, an old unkempt graveyard at Elvis Presley and Elliston, about three miles north of Graceland and as many miles south of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There was evidence of a struggle; she’d been dragged through the grounds and shot in the head, the only clothing left on her battered body was underwear (panties pulled down) and a single sock. The murder weapon, a gun, is probably in a river somewhere, or sitting on a shelf said Sgt. Robert Wilkie of the Memphis Police.



In less than a month in early 2011, one man murdered three women and tried to kill a fourth in South Memphis. He fired a single round into each one of them, then left two of the bodies in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in South Memphis. The final victim, and the only one to survive, was shot just across the street from Mt. Carmel. He's never been caught. And as far as police know, he hasn't killed since. 'There's four that I believe ... are the work of the same (killer),' said Sgt. Robert Wilkie, the Memphis Police Department homicide detective assigned to the cases. 'Two of them are actually linked by forensic evidence. The other two, to make a total of four, because of the location and the types of injuries, motive more than anything.' His crime spree began on Jan. 27, 2011. 

Around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, the groundskeeper at Mt. Carmel made another grisly discovery: The body of Rhonda Wells, 44, was found on one of the roads in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Then, on Feb. 26, two days after Wells was found, the killer struck again, across the street from Mt. Carmel. This time, though, he made a mistake. His victim lived, and she told police what he looked like. From her description, police were able to put together the composite sketch of a young black man, about 24 years old with his hair in cornrows. He was driving a dark Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Police also had evidence from the scenes. Memphis TN serial killer's dump site in 2011 was at the old Mt. Carmel Cemetery which looks a lot like the old Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyersburg TN where Karen Swift's body found in Oct 2011, just sayin.

Private investigator Bill Warner was back on CNN Headline News Jane Velez-Mitchell's show GONE on December 12th, 2011 talking about the unsolved murder of Karen Swift whose nude body was found on Dec 10th, 2011 in Dyersburg TN, with her panties pulled down. Karen Swift was beautiful, her photo above, she had shoulder length blonde hair. Karen Swift looks some what like murdered Jessica Nicole Lewis in Memhis TN in 2011, just sayin. CNN Jane Velez-Mitchell, "Bill Warner, you find it very significant that Karen`s body was found near a cemetery".

There is a little dirt road that separates where Karen Swifts body was found in Dec 2011 and from where the headstones are in the old Bledsoe cemetery. It's within 30, 40 feet. The problem I have, is that I was aware earlier in the same year in -- from January through March 2011, that there was serial killer in the Memphis Tennessee area who killed three women and dumped their nude bodies (panties pulled down) in a cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee, the old Mount Carmel Cemetery. Jessica Nicole Lewis, was murdered in South Memphis in Feb 2011, her body dumped in the old Mt Carmel cemetery. Kinda looks like the Memphis serial killer has a signature to his murders. I find this a little disturbing, being that Memphis is only maybe a 1 1/2 hour drive from Dyersburg TN, and the Memphis TN serial killer was never caught!

Could the 24 year old Memphis TN rapist serial killer who left his nude female victims bodies in a cemetery have left Memphis TN and relocated to a possible family member in the Dyersburg TN area? They found Karen Swift's Halloween costume from the Farms Dyersburg Country Club party in her car on Sunday Oct 30th, 2011. Some articles of clothing that belonged to Karen Swift, a pair of jeans, a bra and a gray zip-up sweatshirt 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. When Karen Swift's body was found on Dec 10th, 2011 near the Bledsoe cemetery she was nude except for her panties pulled down below her knees. Who killed Karen Swift, was it the Memphis serial killer who left his victims in a cemetery or a clever copycat killer in 2011?
 
Memphis TN serial killer's dump site in Feb 2011 was the old Mt. Carmel Cemetery which coincidentally looks just like the old Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyersburg TN where Karen Swift's body was found in Dec 2011. Karen Swift looks some what like murdered Jessica Nicole Lewis, both very attractive white females with shoulder length blonde hair. Jessica Nicole Lewis was murdered in Memphis TN in Feb 2011. Both Karen Swift and Jessica Nicole Lewis bodies were found nude other than their panties pulled down below their knees.
 
UPDATE JUNE 16th, 2024: MEMPHIS TN SERIAL KILLER STILL OUT THERE HE HAS NEVER BEEN CAUGHT. The Memphis TN serial killer was described as a black male with cornrow hair, he was clean shaven in 2011 but would most likely have facial hair in 2024, he would be now 37 years old.


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