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FBI searches for missing Tenn. mom

FBI searches for missing Tenn. mom
Karen Johnson Swift. (Dyer County Sheriff's Office)

DYERSBURG, Tenn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Helicopters and bloodhounds are being used in the search for a 44-year-old western Tennessee woman who disappeared early Sunday morning, police said.

Karen Johnson Swift, a mother of four children, was last seen at her home in Dyersburg, Tenn., around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after she reportedly returned from a Halloween party, the Dyersburg State Gazette reported Thursday.

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Her car was later found with a flat tire on Millsfield Highway, about a quarter mile from her home. The vehicle has been sent to Nashville for forensic investigation.

The Dyer County Sheriff's Office said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Highway Patrol and the FBI's Violent Crimes Task force have been aggressively searching for Swift.

ABC News said authorities suspect foul play. Police say Swift had recently filed for divorce from her husband but he has not been named as a suspect.

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