UPDATE UNSOLVED CASE: It’s Been Over 4 Years Since the Halloween Murder of Karen Swift in Dyersburg TN, Sheriff Box Now Says He Has New Leads.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
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.
Over four years ago Karen Swift went to the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms Halloween party on Saturday October 29th, 2011. The next day, Sunday, she went ‘missing’ and ends up dead, her body found above ground in the weeds, near a Cemetery on December 10th, 2011, she was not buried. You would think that if you murdered a well known woman in the small town of Dyersburg TN you would have at least buried the body to cover your tracks or just maybe, was the killer just sending a message.
The murder of Karen Swift apparently occurred in the Dyersburg family home or so claims the Sheriff but he can not prove it. Dyer County District Attorney Phil Bivens, he in photo above on right, was 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 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. There are no prior reports of Domestic Violence at the Swift house.
DA 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, no blood spatter etc, so where was the crime scene, where was Karen Swift murdered? It was not where her car was found, no blood spatter again, no drag marks on the dirt near the car, nothing.
Stymied Dyer County Sheriff Investigators with nowhere else to go point finger at murdered Karen Swift’s husband, but David says “You Say You’re Lookin’ for Someone to Pin It On, But It Ain’t Me, No it Ain’t Me Sheriff Box, I’m Not The One You Want, I’m Not the One You Need, It Ain’t Me You’re Lookin’ For.“
It 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, I have the medical evidence.
MONEY TRAIL: 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. Karen Swift had very few household bills to pay if any and yet she was heavily in debt on at least 3 bank credit cards issued in HER NAME ONLY, in fact all 3 bank credit cards were maxed out and had been charged off and Karen Swift was being sued by all 3 of the credit card banks, FOLLOW THE MONEY, FOLLOW THE CREDIT CARD TRANSACTIONS, WHO WAS SHE MEETING, WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? THE FILING OF THE DIVORCE IS NOT SO MUCH A RED FLAG AS IT IS THE SECOND TIME SHE HAD DONE SUCH A THING. I have the evidence in copies of the various Karen Swift lawsuits filed in Dyer County.
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’, 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, she was not paying any of the credit card bills in her name, the car payment, the phones, the mortgage, food, gas all paid for by her husband, I have the evidence.
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 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. 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. A friend of murdered Karen Swift, Laura Jane, told The Huffington Post: ‘They found her Halloween costume in the car. ‘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, see photo above. How can any evidence pulled from Karen Swift’s vehicle be cross-examined in Court if the vehicle is no longer in the property of the Sheriff or the District Attorney, it can’t, and as such a defense attorney would have all such evidence thrown out.
Did Dyer County Sheriff Box request the video tapes from the interior and exterior surveillance cameras at the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms, does Sheriff Box have the video tapes from the surveillance cameras at the Dyersburg Country Club Halloween party of October 29th, 2011 and if he does not, why not? Information from my sources indicates 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?
According to one of the Club Managers at the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms there was a break-in sometime during the night of November 1st 2011, the break-in was discovered the morning of November 2nd 2011 by one of the club managers who noticed that the outside surveillance cameras had been smashed and the lines cut. Inside the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms some golf clubs were taken along with all the interior surveillance cameras and the surveillance recorder, the total value was $1,600. The break-in was not reported to the local newspaper the State Gazette as a filed police report. The TBI and the Dyer County Sheriff Dept arrived at the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms to investigate Karen Swift’s disappearance, however this was AFTER the break-in of November 1st 2011 and all the surveillance equipment was stolen, could it have been the “Hamburglar”, who knows?
The break-in has never been solved and it appears that several of the employees who were working the Dyersburg Country Club Halloween party on Saturday October 29th 2011, that Karen Swift attended, were never interviewed by Law Enforcement. Gee, as a licensed private investigator I would view the break-in at the Dyersburg Country Club-The Farms and stolen surveillance equipment as sort of a “Big Red Flag” considering it happened only 2 days after murdered Karen Swift had been there at the Halloween party without her husband. But what the hell, there were a lot of very influential people at the Halloween Party at the Dyersburg Country Club on Saturday October 29th 2011 and I’m not Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box, he only has one target for the murder of Karen Swift and obviously did not want to ruffle the feathers of the Dyersburg elite.
KAREN SWIFT LIFESTYLE: “I don’t want to speak badly about Karen,” said attorney Steve Farese. “But were some things going on that were quite unusual.” Attorney Farese thinks little of talk David Swift could be his wife’s killer. “A lot of people say that. Those people are ignorant and don’t know what they are talking about,” he said. I have been a private investigator for over 20 years doing hundreds of ‘Cheaters Cases’, I was hired by a friend of the Swift family to investigate the murder of Karen Swift and her lifestyle. Karen Swift was living free and easy with no household bills to pay, she was working 3 jobs for her own money, she was away from home a lot, she was involved in various parties with a lot of booze and without her husband, she was not paying for the 3 bank credit cards issued in her name only and yet she was broke all the time, where did all her cash go and to whom? Karen Swift was living the party life, just like the night she went to the Dyersburg 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, 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, who knows, maybe we never will.
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