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Son of missing Dyer County woman makes desperate plea for help

Karen Johnson Swift (Source: Dyer County Sheriff Dept.) Karen Johnson Swift (Source: Dyer County Sheriff Dept.)

DYERSBURG, TN (WMC-TV) - Volunteers were out in full force Saturday searching for a Dyer County woman who went missing two weeks ago.

Among the volunteers searching for Karen Swift was her oldest son, Preston Swift.

"We want to know she's OK," said Preston Swift.  "I love you, Mom."

Preston Swift made a desperate plea for the community after his mother vanished October 30.

"Right now, our main concern is to find my mom," he said.  "We've been looking every day, searching."

Dozens of volunteers scoured the woods near Karen Swift's Dyersburg home Saturday on horseback.  Investigators have found her abandoned SUV and some of her clothes.

Preston Swift said the unknown is taking its toll.

"We're very worried, very concerned," said Preston Swift.  "We are getting a little desperate."

Preston Swift said he is also concerned about taking care of his younger sisters, ages seven and nine.

The morning the 44-year-old disappeared, she picked up her daughter from a Halloween sleepover around 1:30 a.m. because her daughter was not feeling well.  When the daughter woke up just before 6:00 a.m., Karen Swift was no longer next to her.

"We've been taking care of them very well," said Preston Swift.  "They're a little confused, as all of us are."

Preston Swift said as more time passes, it gets harder to know how to handle what is happening.

"If anyone has any information about her, please, please let us know," he said.  "We just want to know."

Anyone with information in the disappearance of Karen Swift is asked to contact the Dyer County Sheriff's Office at (731) 285-2802.

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