Tenn. mother missing after car found with flat tire

Tenn. mother missing after car found with flat tire (Image 1)
Tenn. mother missing after car found with flat tire (Image 1)

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) – Authorities in west Tennessee are searching by helicopter and on the ground for a missing mother of four after her vehicle was found abandoned with a flat tire.

Karen Johnson Swift, a 44-year-old Dyersburg woman, was reported missing on Sunday by her husband.

Her car was found on a road, but her cell phone has not been found.

Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box told The State Gazette that a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter equipped with a heat-sensor performed an aerial search on Tuesday morning.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also forensic processing Swift's car.

Box said the investigation is still being treated as a missing person case and there have not been any signs of foul play at this time.

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