Dyer County Sheriff’s Deputies blocked off a section of road off Hwy 78 as they are recovering an unidentified body on Saturday afternoon. Information is limited at this time, the Sheriff’s Office is only stating that they have recovered a body, not stating male or female.


The body will be sent to Memphis to the State Medical Examiners Office for identification and cause of death. Speculation in the community has stirred rumors that the recovered body may be that of the missing Karen Johnson Swift who has been missing since October 30th. Authorities are saying that dental records will be used to attempt to identify the body, state of decomposition will be a factor in not immediately identifying the remains.


The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation Violent Response Team is in route to the location of the body to conduct their investigation of the body at the scene. Roads in the area are blocked of for one square mile.