Media Frenzy: Investigators Call Murdered Karen Swift’s Husband David ‘Uncooperative and Suspicious’ But He Has Not Been Charged, Named a Suspect, or Even Been Questioned.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
The Media in Nashville, Memphis and the surrounding areas of Dyersburg TN is all up in a feeding frenzy the past few days as the 3rd anniversary of the unsolved murder of Karen Swift approached. Karen Swift appears to have been kidnapped and murdered on or about October 30th, 2011, there are no suspects, no person of interest including Karen’s husband David Swift, in fact the Dyersburg County Sheriff Jeff Box appears to have no clues at all that can be used to indict someone, anyone. David Swift denies any wrongdoing and I believe him.
Dyer County’s Chief Investigator Terry McCreight seen in photo above sitting in front of the Obama sign:
Crack reporter Adam Hammond at CBS WREG Memphis Channel 3 writes…DYER COUNTY, Tenn. — Karen Swift spent her last night alive at a Halloween party with friends at The Farms Clubhouse. She wasn’t with her husband. Karen’s first stop after the party was her friend’s house to pick up her car, and the second stop was to pick up her daughter from a Halloween party. The mother of four then returned to her Newbern home, where Dyer County’s Chief Investigator Terry McCreight says her husband David was the last to see her alive. They lived in the same house even though Karen filed for divorce. Three years later, David Swift still isn’t talking. Not to investigators nor WREG despite several requests. In fact, McCreight calls Swift ‘uncooperative and suspicious,’ though Swift isn’t a suspect, or even named a person of interest. The Dyer County Sheriff’s office is now setting the record straight, claiming it hasn’t presented the evidence to the DA yet for charges. The lead investigator says they don’t have a so-called “smoking gun” in the case and they don’t want to leave room for any reasonable doubt if the case goes to trial.
October 31st, 2014 David Swift breaks his silence with State Gazette Interview: During the last three years, Swift’s husband has remained silent concerning the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death, until now. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Swift sat down for an exclusive interview with the State Gazette, breaking his silence for the first time. Swift said the last three years have been difficult ones to deal with for himself as well as for his four children concerning the unsolved murder of his wife. “It’s been a living nightmare as far as how the last three years have gone with everything that’s happened,” said Swift. “There hasn’t been a lot of time for grieving because there are a lot of unanswered questions, and to be honest, it’s been a very difficult time for my kids and also for myself.” David Swift said he didn’t know why someone would want to harm his wife, but he, along with his attorney Steve Farese, have performed their own investigation to determine what may have happened to his wife. “I know law enforcement has their investigation, but my attorney and I have uncovered facts that aren’t circumstantial that could have possibly led to her disappearance,” said Swift. “Then again, it could have been something random that happened to her, but there are a lot of unanswered questions that need to be answered.” Swift said since the initial days of the investigation, he felt like the eyes of law enforcement were focused squarely on him, something he understood was the norm in cases involving a murdered spouse. “That’s a common tactic of law enforcement to always look at the spouse, and I was ok with that and I welcomed that,” Swift added. “I provided anything and everything to law enforcement to help aid and assist in their investigation. They came to our house on several occasions to collect stuff and not one time did I ever refuse to let them do their job.”
David Swift the husband of Ark. native Karen Swift denies any role in her death as TBI fails to find a murder suspect. David Swift may not be talking to the media or the sheriff’s department but he told me in several interviews he had nothing to do with her murder, the media hype is all pure speculation. SFGate…JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The estranged husband of an Arkansas woman found dead in Tennessee three 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.
Unsolved Karen Swift Murder a Tale of Sex, Lies and Missing Video Tapes. David Swift’s attorney Steve Farese talks about Karen Swift murder case: “I don’t want to speak badly about Karen,” said attorney Steve Farese. “But there were some things going on that were quite unusual, and there could be more than one suspect.”
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