Person of Interest in Swift Murder Case

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(Dyersburg, TN)  There are new developments in the case of a murdered Dyersburg mother.

The sheriff's department says they are close to an arrest as the persons of interest list narrows down to one person.

It's been almost a year since Karen Swift disappeared. The mother of four and fitness instructor's body was found in a cemetery near her house. No arrests have ever been made in the case, but that may soon change.

According to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box, he has looked at several people, but has narrowed it down to one. Swift disappeared last Halloween. Her car was found near her house and her body was found a month later not far from there.

Sheriff Box says the person of interest is not a suspect and no suspect will be named until an arrest is made. Over a hundred prices of evidence are still being examined by the TBI Crime Lab.

News Channel 3 tried to talk to Swift's husband David but no one came to the door. According to court records Swift was in the process of filing for divorce when she disappeared.

“There's still a lot of fear out here. My parents think about it all the time,” said Zack Walton.

Walton lives just down the street from the Swift family. The fact that there's never been an arrest in the murder frightens him, but having a person of interest makes him feel a little better.

“If they did find them that would be great. It would be a great help to the community and get everybody out of fright,” said Walton.

Swift`s cause of death has been sealed by a judge and will not be revealed until the trail.

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