Independence County Authorities Investigating Apparent Murder of Elderly Man

NOVEMBER 29, 2006 - Posted at 7:42 a.m. CST

BATESVILLE, AR - Independence County officials are investigating the death of a man who was killed by blows to the head.

Officials say 60-year-old James D. Swaim was found in his home by relatives on November 21.  All outside doors to the home in Locust Grove were locked so police believe Swaim may have known his assailant.

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