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Karen Swift Murder: Justice Served As Her Husband David Swift Finally Indicted After 10 Years

Karen Swift, who was discovered dead after a Halloween party, is getting justice after so long since her killer husband is finally found guilty. Per the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, he is charged with her death after a lengthy trial verdict.

A Dyer County grand jury indicted David Swift on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder of Karen Swift, sentencing him on Monday afternoon.

Karen Swift Murder: Husband David Swift Arrested After 10 Years For Killing The Wife

Karen Swift’s body was discovered over a decade ago, on December 10, 2011, after being missing since October 30, 2011.

David Swift was apprehended by members of the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Jefferson County Alabama Sheriff’s Department on Monday afternoon.

Sheriff Jeff Box was both pleased and moved by the grand jury’s decision to indict and charge David with murder on Monday. His office had spent nearly a decade investigating the death.

In October 2019, the Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation and turned the evidence to District Attorney General Danny Goodman’s office. Jeff appreciated that Goodman and his staff took their time reviewing the case before presenting it to the grand jury on Monday.

David will be held without bond at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office until an extradition hearing is expected to take place on Tuesday. David faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

Podcast On Missing Cold Case Of Karen Swift

Apple Podcasts published their podcast titled The Spiderwebs of the Karen Swift Murder on their website.

The podcast was about 1 hour and 6 minutes long. Tracey and Heather, the Justice Warrior team, discussed all the spiderwebs involved in the Karen Swift murder (the extortion case and lawsuits) and shared audios to support them.

In the podcast, they play all of the phone calls and records they received from witnesses in the Karen Swift murder case.

This podcast helped people better understand what happened to Karen, and listeners were grateful to the podcast team for providing such a concise explanation.

According to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office, her husband was the last person to see her alive when she returned home from a Halloween party at the Dyersburg Country Club at The Farms.

How Did Karen Swift Die?

WREG previously reported that Karen Swift’s car was discovered on the side of the road about a quarter-mile away from her home. A month later, a group of hunters found her body in a nearby cemetery.

After law enforcement searched her home, it was again the center of attention. Even though two cars were parked in the driveway, no one answered the door at the Swift residence on Willie Johnson Road north of Dyersburg on Thursday, 2013.

The two-story house appeared quiet, a far cry from Wednesday night when Dyer County investigators arrived with a search warrant and got to work.

Karen was last seen in her home, although she had filed for divorce from David Swift just a few weeks before she vanished.

According to the autopsy report, Karen was killed by blunt force trauma to the head, released in November 2018 after being kept secret for seven years. She also had multiple bone fractures and was only partially clothed.