Karen Swift has been found, but not in the way people had hoped for. She was murdered.
The 44-year-old's body was found near Bledsoe Cemetery, just 2 miles from her Dyer County home.
Police say it was discovered after the once green vegetation it was hidden behind, thinned as a result of the cold weather.
The town's quietly buzzing.
"It's oh my god, everybody's been looking for her," said Dyer County resident Cara Ibarra.
Not many wanted to speak about the discovery on camera.
At Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Youth Pastor Matt Tyler says there have been lots of requests for prayer, even though the family doesn't attend services there.
"My heart goes out to her children and that's where my prayers have been, for the children."
The mother of 4 disappeared October 30. Her car was found about a mile from her home, with a flat tire. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the car was processed for evidence, but they're not saying what they may have found.
Police identified Swift's body on Sunday using dental records.
They're not saying how she was murdered and no suspects have been named.
Swift recently filed for divorce from her husband and she has four children who are now without a mother for this holiday season and forever after.
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