Combined Forces of US Secret Service, Dyer County Sheriff and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Can Not Solve the Murder of Karen Swift, Maybe They are Looking at Wrong Person

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

UPDATED February 23rd 2016

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Sheriff Box Says New Leads In Karen Swift Murder Investigation  …Local 24 spoke with Sheriff Jeff Box today. He said a number of people have recently come forward with new information and that the case is still active. In fact, he says a detective works the case every day and that the case is not considered cold. Sorta heard all of this before from Sheriff Box including he was close to an arrest, several times, in the past. Problem is with this “new information” is that Sheriff Box was never able to determine where the actual crime scene was located and what was the actual murder weapon and on top of all that Sheriff Box released the car back to the bank that Karen Swift was last known to be driving during the early morning hours of October 30, 2011, he lost the chain of any evidence obtained from that car.
On Friday February 19th, 2016, the same day that WATN did the story on Dyer County Sheriff Box New Leads In Karen Swift Murder Investigation, Mary Jo Ola a reporter for Local 24 Memphis TN contacted me at 4:32 pm and asked me to do a Skype interview concerning the unsolved murder of Karen Swift, I agreed and she Skyped me at 5:24 pm and we did a 21 minute interview that she video tape recorded. Apparently, so far, Mary Jo Ola at Local 24 Memphis TN has not released the taped interview in which I went into great detail about all the circumstantial evidence that I have discovered that indicates David Swift did not kill Karen Swift and that others who should have been looked at by law enforcement in the murder of Karen Swift have not been interviewed.

FACT: It is Police SOP 101 in the murder of a female to always look to the husband or boyfriend as the suspect, always. The combined Forces of US Secret Service, Dyer County Sheriff and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation can not solve the murder of Karen Swift on 10/30/2011 in Dyersburg TN, maybe they are looking at the wrong person, tunnel vision often misses very obvious clues to the right and the left.

FACT: Karen Swift had as many as 3 cell phones at a time some pre-paid and untraceable to keep in touch with her ‘new friends’, some that she met on the internet. Karen Swift was working as an Aerobic Instructor at the Y in Dyersburg, Karen Swift had begun teaching an aerobics class called Silver Sneakers, which is a fitness program for older adults. Karen Swift also had a house cleaning and yard cleaning business, in fact on the morning she went missing she was headed to a house cleaning job to finish up so that she could collect $250.00 later that day, see cell phone text message of 10/29/2011 above that she sent just 24 hours before she went ‘missing’ on 10/30/2011.

FACT: Karen Swift had multiple credit cards issued in her name only that she maxed out and she was being sued for in Dyer County Court, 3 of the credit cards are Credit One Bank, Chase Bank and Capital One Bank that she maxed out in 2010. Barclays Bank of Delaware had filed suit in Dyer County General Sessions Court, case #2010-CV-1905, with the case scheduled going to trial on May 25th, 2011. Karen Swift lived virtually free of any responsibility at the Swift Home, she drove the white 2004 Nissan Murano that was registered to David Swift, not her, he was making the monthly car payments and insurance payments and also the house payments. FOLLOW THE MONEY, FOLLOW THE CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS, WHO WAS SHE MEETING, WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?

FACT: Karen Swift was working up to 3 different part time jobs, yoga instructor at the Y, house cleaning business and a yard landscaping business, and yet she did not make the minimum monthly payments on the maxed out credit cards, this is a giant red fag, where was her cash going? If Karen swift was saving up to move out of the Swift home she was destroying her credit history by not paying the credit cards and ruining her chance to rent a decent apartment.

FACT: Karen Swift goes to Dyersburg Country Club Halloween Party as ‘Catwoman’ in a skintight black costume similar to the one seen above without her husband David Swift on Saturday night 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 on the road and ‘goes missing’ at 5:30 am. Who was Karen Swift with at the Dyersburg Country Club Halloween Party, was everyone there interviewed by the Sheriff, I doubt it. WHERE ARE THE SURVEILLANCE TAPES.


FACT: Supposedly from information from my sources there was a break in at the Dyersburg Country Club on November 1st, 2011 and the burglars stole the surveillance cameras and the recording devices and a few golf clubs, the purpose of the break in at the Dyersburg Country was to steal the surveillance equipment, what the hell? In any police investigation of a murder or even a missing person case, the cops always want to know who was the last person the victim had contact with and were there any surveillance tapes of recent activity, if she was at home who did she talk to, if she had gone out for the night, a night of dancing and drinking like at the Dyersburg Country Club Halloween party then who was she with. It surely was not her husband who was back at their home, so who was she with, did she get into any altercations with anyone inside or outside of the Dyersburg Country Club Halloween party.

FACT: 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. Karen Swift Unsolved Murder Cold Case Spotlight: I, private investigator Bill Warner, have been hired by a friend of the Swift family to investigate the unsolved murder of Karen Swift. 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.

It was Halloween 2011 when investigators found Karen’s car a quarter of a mile from her home on October 30th 2011 at 5:30 am. Her tire was shredded and her purse was missing. Her Halloween costume was there, but Karen was nowhere to be found. Investigators immediately searched the couple’s home and questioned David Swift, whom Karen had filed divorce papers against just three weeks prior on Oct. 10, 2011 (this was the second time she had filed for divorce), but cops found no indication that anything suspicious had occurred in the home. Cops also searched and impounded the car, a white 2004 Nissan Murano, that Karen Swift had supposedly driven just a short distance from her home to Millsfield Highway near the intersection of Harness Road, again cops found no indication anything suspicious had occurred in the car. Cops kept the car Karen Swift had been driving for evidence and finally gave it up to the finance company, obviously the car was not the crime scene. One year and 9 months later at 6:18 p.m. on July 3, 2013, Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box, sheriff’s deputies and investigators, and a TBI agent went to the residence and served David Swift with a search warrant, again. David Swift reportedly left the residence while officers searched the house for nearly three hours. Box and the officers ended the search and left the house around 9 p.m.


Dyer County District Attorney Phil Bivens speaks with Dyer County Sheriff’s investigators and TBI agents during the a Nov. 10, 2011, search of the Swift’s house on Willie Johnson Road. On that day, agents with the TBI’s Violent Crimes Response Team in Memphis processed potential evidence at the residence. Forensic agents were reportedly at the house because it was the last place Swift was seen alive and a part of the process of the investigation. Bivens says there has not been enough evidence presented to him to warrant an arrest. 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, so were was the crime scene, were was Karen Swift murdered? It does not appear from 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?

The sheriff of Dyer County posted the following on his website on 9/02/2012: The investigation is still very active with many agencies involved in the preparation of the evidence for a murder trial. During the course of the investigation approximately between 50 to 100 pieces of evidence have been collected for lab processing (from search warrants of the Swift home). Our Investigators have received much of the lab results back, but we are looking forward to receiving everything back that is needed to prepare this case for trial. OurOurouOur department is being assisted by state and federal agencies and we are working diligently to bring this murderer to justice. Early in the investigation we recovered Karen Swift’s cell phones (multiple) after they were processed by lab personel for latents and dna, we then requested the assistance of United States Secret Service in retrieving and processing information from her phones used to pinpoint the times and her movements at the time of her disappearance. The Dyer County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are jointly investigating Karen Swift’s murder.

Since that time, 9/02/2012, the sheriff has not updated his post nor has he been able to prove the case he has established on a person of interest, the local District Attorney has refused to indict anyone for the murder of Karen Swift: It has been 3 1/2 years since the body of 44-year-old murder victim Karen Swift was found near Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyer County on December 10th, 2011. Since that time, law enforcement has not made an arrest in the case. Some wonder why it has taken so long to bring her killer to justice and if there will ever be an arrest. Dyer County District Attorney Phil Bivens says, (on May 31st 2014) the decision lies with him when there is enough evidence in the case to make an arrest, and so far, there has not been enough. With no known witnesses to the murder of Swift, this case could be based mainly on DNA evidence. Bivens sated he could not comment on if there is any particular piece of evidence they are waiting on in the Swift case. Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box said the case currently rests in Bivens’ hands and he and his investigators have pointed out one person who they believe is Karen Swift’s killer. “We have identified a person of interest to the district attorney and our investigators are working closely with him to render an indictment and seek a conviction,” said Box. “Back some time ago, we made the DA aware of the results of our investigation and we have identified one individual that we believe is responsible for the murder of Karen Swift. And we will continually work closely with the DA and the TBI, until an indictment is made and the case goes to trial.”

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