Tennessee authorities are searching for a 44-year-old mother of four who was reported missing on Sunday.
Karen Johnson Swift was last seen by her husband at their Dyersburg home at approximately 1:30 am on October 30, according to the Dyer County Sheriff’s Office. Her car, a white 2004 Nissan Murano, was later found with a flat tire near an intersection in northern Dyer County.
Chancery court records confirmed that Swift had filed for divorce on October 10. Her husband David has not yet filed a response.
Sheriff Jeff Box said in a press release Friday that authorities are intensifying their investigation and have been conducting aerial and ground searches for Swift. K-9 teams worked through Wednesday night into Thursday morning until weather conditions forced them to stop.
More than 40 law enforcement officers from several agencies were expected to participate in a large scale search Friday in Northern Dyer County, Box said.
Swift’s disappearance is still considered a missing person case and so far there are no signs of foul play, Box told the Dyersburg State Gazette. However, authorities are not ruling out that possibility.
WBBJ reported that Box confirmed there was activity on Swift’s cell phone around 5:00 am on Sunday. The phone is also missing.
Family members, including Swift’s husband and children, are cooperating fully and sharing information with investigators, according to the release. Friends and others from the community are also providing new information daily.
Authorities described Karen Johnson Swift as blonde, with green eyes, 5'5" tall and weights 138 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding Swift’s whereabouts or who recalls seeing anyone near her vehicle since her disappearance is asked to contact the Dyer County Sheriff's office at 731-285-2802.