Karen Swift's murder has rocked the small town of Dyersburg, Tenn., after her body was discovered on Saturday under brush and vines near a cemetery just two miles from her home.
The beautiful young mother of four vanished after picking her daughter up from a Halloween Party in October.
Nancy Grace, HLN talk show host, reported that the cemetery was not the scene of the murder but rather the dumping ground. The set was staged. This was the dumping ground, not the murder scene, said Grace.
Police are processing Swift's car, which was left on the highway with a flat tire, and her home for DNA evidence.
There was a puncture in the tire along with a sheet-rock screw. The tire was found off the rim. Grace interviewed an auto-body expert who said that it is extraordinarily difficult to get the tire off the rim without equipment.
Grace exclusively interviewed Swift's close friend, Lisa. Lisa said that the Bledsoe Cemetery is an old cemetery off the beaten path with graves over 100 years old. You don't pass this cemetery going about your daily business. You have to turn off of the highway, said Lisa.
Grace asked if Lisa knew any details about what clothes Swift was wearing. If she had on a nightgown, Grace attested, that would be extremely suspicious. Lisa stated that she did not know any information about Swift's state of dress.
Police Captain Paul Starks from Maryland said that the close proximity of the car, the body and the clothes could mean that the culprit might likely have been someone who knew Swift. All key locations seem to center around Harness Road.
Swift was an avid runner. If she had gotten a flat tire that close to home, said Grace, she could have easily run back for assistance.
Authorities are now investigating the case as a murder. I think [the body] was placed there, Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box told WREG.
There were some apparent injuries to the body, Box told WBBJ. We're going to wait to let the medical examiner's final report tell us the extent of those injuries.
Swift was last seen at 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 30 after returned home from a Halloween party, according to the Dyer County Sheriff's Office. She had picked up her daughter and the two went to sleep together in the same bed. The daughter found her mother missing the next morning.
Just 20 days before she went missing, Swift filed for divorce from her husband David Swift on Oct. 10. He was supposedly the last to see Swift alive. Despite the fact that they were separated, David and Karen still lived in the same house. Nancy Grace revealed that David, however, lived in a different section of the house.
Lisa said that the divorce was amicable and that Karen and David wanted to make the process as smooth as possible for the children. She was excited about the next chapter in her life, Lisa said.
David has reportedly been cooperating with authorities. Grace reported that he offered his DNA and allowed authorities to interview one of the children.
Swift leaves behind four children, two college-aged sons and two daughters, ages six and nine.
At this time we haven't named any suspects and you won't see us name suspects until we're sure it's going to be beneficial to the investigation, Box said.
Swift's family announced on Facebook that they have set up a memorial fund at the First South Bank in Dyersberg to help pay for the funeral expenses.