Karen Swift was found dead after a Halloween party. After all this time, her husband was finally found guilty of killing her. After a lengthy trial, the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office said he would be charged in her death.
David Swift was indicted by a Dyer County grand jury with willful intent to kill Karen Swift in the first degree. He received his sentence on Monday afternoon.
After 10 years, David Swift was arrested for killing his wife, Karen Swift
Karen Swift has been missing since October 30, 2011 when her body was found on December 10, 2011.
David Swift was arrested Monday afternoon by employees of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Department.
When the grand jury Monday decided to indict and indict David for murder, it made both Sheriff Jeff Box happy and sad. His office had been investigating the death for nearly a decade.
In October 2019, the Sheriff’s Office investigation was closed and the evidence turned over to Attorney General Danny Goodman’s office. Jeff appreciated that Goodman and his associates took the time to review the case before presenting it to the grand jury on Monday.
David is being held at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office pending an extradition hearing Tuesday. David could go to jail for the rest of his life with no chance of getting out.
Podcast about the cold case of Karen Swift’s disappearance
Apple Podcasts’ podcast, titled “The Spiderwebs of the Karen Swift Murder,” has been posted to their website.
It took about 1 hour and 6 minutes to listen to the podcast. Tracey and Heather, who are part of the Justice Warrior team, spoke about how Karen Swift’s murder relates to the racketeering case and court cases, and they shared audio to back up their claims.
In the podcast, they play all the phone calls and recordings they got from people who saw what happened to Karen Swift.
People were able to better understand what happened with Karen through this podcast, and they were grateful to the podcast team for explaining it so clearly.
The Dyer County Sheriff’s Office says her husband was the last person she saw alive when she returned home from a Halloween party at the Dyersburg Country Club in The Farms.
How did Karen Swift die?
WREG previously said Karen Swift’s car was found on the side of the road about a quarter mile from her home. A group of hunters found her body in a nearby cemetery a month after her death.
After the police searched her home, it again became the focus of attention. On Thursday, 2013, no one answered the door of the Swift home on Willie Johnson Road, north of Dyersburg, despite two cars parked in the driveway.
The two-story home looked quiet, which was a big change from Wednesday night when Dyer County investigators arrived with a search warrant and began looking around.
Karen had filed for a divorce from David Swift just weeks before she disappeared, but the last time anyone saw her she was at home.
The autopsy report was released in November 2018 after being kept secret for seven years. It said Karen died from a blow to the head. She also had broken bones all over her body and was only partially clothed.