Body found identified as missing mother of 4 - WKRN News 2

Body found identified as missing mother of 4

Posted: Updated: Dec 12, 2011 11:46 AM CST
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -

A decomposed body found over the weekend in west Tennessee is the Dyersburg mother of four who had been missing for more than a month, authorities confirmed Monday.

The remains were found Saturday in Dyer County, less than five miles from the home of Karen Swift.

The 44-year-old was last seen in late October.  Her car was found about a mile from her home with a flat tire, but no other clues.

A post on a Facebook page dedicated to finding Swift Monday morning asked for prayers for the family.

"Karen's mother just reported that they have notified her that the remains found Saturday are Karen's," the post read.  "She asks most for prayers for her grandchildren.  Please do not make any comments other than prayers for Karen, her children, her family and her friends. What is needed most right now is those prayers."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed Swift's identity in a press conference late Monday morning.

According to WPTY-TV in Memphis, Swift and her husband were in the middle of a divorce but the two still lived together.

Her husband has not been named a suspect.

"He doesn't have that type of heart," family friend Angela Naifeh told the TV station 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."

Investigators have not said how Swift died.

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