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Dyer County sheriff continues to investigate Swift case

Karen Swift's body was found in December 2011 Karen Swift's body was found in December 2011
DYER COUNTY, TN (KFVS) -

The Dyer County sheriff's office continues to investigate the death of Karen Swift.

Police say Swift, 44, vanished in late October 2011 just after she picked up her daughter from a Halloween party. Later, authorities discovered her car. It appears someone slashed her tires.

Her body was found in December 2011 in Dyer County.

According to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box, investigators have ruled out every current person of interest, except for one.

He says you have to be very careful in assessing anyone with lab and DNA results that are still out, or even making any statement about how many persons are involved until the results are received.

According to the sheriff, investigators are still doing a great job compiling information about the case.

Box says everyone would already like to have seen an arrest, but time is not the important issue here. He says the important thing is doing the job right.  And, he says his department has been putting this case together one solid piece at a time.

The sheriff says investigators will use all results of the investigation to lead to an arrest and conviction.  He says investigators are fortunate to have made all the advances that they have in this case.

According to Box, there are many other cases of this type where the victims are still missing, and even other cases that it took many years to find those missing.

He says everyone should keep those families along with Swift's loved ones in our prayers.

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