DYERSBURG, TN (abc24.com) - A body found in Dyersburg, Tennessee on December 10, 2011 has been identified as 44-year old Karen Swift.
Karen Swift, a mother of four, disappeared Sunday, October 30, 2011. Her car was found about a mile away from her Dyersburg home with a flat tire, but no other clues. Crews searched the area for weeks with bloodhounds and on horseback but found no sign of Swift.
Her body was found less than 5 miles from the Swift family home.
Investigators said the body was badly decomposed and was positively identified by the medical examiner's office in Memphis on December 12, 2011, according to John Mehr with the TBI.
Swift was in the middle of a divorce but the two still lived together. Investigators never named her husband as a suspect.
"He doesn't have that type of heart," a friend of the family, Angela Naifeh, told abc24.com in November. "He loved her. He didn't want the divorce. They've already been through one prior. He's a good person who is heartbroken and crushed and doesn't know what to do."
TBI searched the family home, retrieved phone records, and other evidence was sent to a crime lab. This case has made national news, even appearing on the Nancy Grace Show.