Sunday, June 01, 2014
Dyersburg State Gazette: It has been almost two and a half years since the body of 44-year-old murder victim Karen Swift was found near Bledsoe Cemetery in Dyer County.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 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. He added he has spoken with those close to Swift and informed them about the current state of the case. “I met with Karen Swift’s mom and several of her close friends and explained to them there will not be a indictment returned until I have sufficient evidence,” said Bivens.
ELECTION TIME WOES: 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.” Bivens wants the public to know the Karen Swift case has not been forgotten, but he will continue to wait until he feels there is enough evidence for a conviction.
6 Signs Made Up For Karen Swift ‘JUSTICE for KAREN’ Taken Down Today as Soon As They Went Up In Dyersburg TN by the Sheriff Dept, Why? Just a few days ago Sheriff Jeff Box had his deputies take down all the JUSTICE for KAREN signs that were put up around Dyersburg, Sheriff Jeff Box claimed the signs were ‘political’, the unsolved murder of Karen Swift happened on your watch Sheriff Box and the signs are ‘political’? Sheriff Box said one of the signs was placed next to a trailer related to his campaign on private property on St. John Avenue, and said the person who placed the sign there did not have permission to do so. “With no coordination with the DA or the sheriff’s office the signs were put up as a direct political attack,” said Box. “It looked like a direct political attack by putting (the sign) against my election sign and we won’t let a murder case be used for political gain. That’s what it looked like.” (HUH???).
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com