Police in Tennessee search for missing mother of four

Friends said Karen Swift had just returned home from a Halloween party when she was last seen.

Story highlights

  • Karen Swift, 44, has been missing since Sunday
  • Her car was found abandoned on a highway with a flat tire
  • A massive search effort is under way
Tennessee police are vigorously searching for a woman who has been missing for five days.
Karen Swift, 44, was last seen at her home early Sunday morning around 1:30, according to a statement from the Dyer County Sheriff's Office. Her car, a 2004 white Nissan Murano, was recovered on a main highway in northern Dyer County with a flat tire, according to police.
Friends have told CNN affiliate WMC that Swift, a mother of four, had just returned home from a Halloween party. Authorities are investigating information provided by family members, including Swift's husband and children, who have fully cooperated in the case, Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Box said Friday in a statement.
A massive search effort, including ground and aerial searches, is under way, Box said.