Police Are Looking for the Man Who Carjacked and Murdered an 83-Year-Old Arlington Woman [Update]

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Updated on June 5: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram identifies the victim as Leona Swafford, who was described by relatives as "frail and very religious."

The carjacker remains on the loose.

Original post: A neighbor saw the scene unfold: an 84-year-old woman pulls her 2010 Lincoln into the driveway of her home on a typically quiet street next to Vandergriff Park in Arlington. A man approaches and begins to assault the woman, then gets into the driver's seat and takes off, with the woman still inside.

Arlington police said the neighbor tried to intervene but, after a brief struggle, was unable to keep the attacker from jumping into the car. Instead, he called police, who swarmed the neighborhood and surrounding area in search of the woman, her attacker, or the vehicle.

They found the woman first. Her body was recovered three miles away, in the 1900 block of Kimberly Drive, at about 10 a.m. An initial exam suggested she'd died as a result of head trauma, though police are still awaiting results from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

She has not yet been identified, but NBC 5 provides the mildly enlightening detail that she's related to a retired Arlington police officer.

The car was discovered an hour later, abandoned in an the parking lot of an apartment complex on Arlington's Elm Street. The carjacker is still on the loose, described as a black man in his mid-40s with a bald head and stocky build. At the time of the attack, he was wearing dark pants and a white or purple shirt.

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Montemalone topcommenter

We need televised executions. 

When this waste of flesh is caught and tried,  the execution needs to be on prime time tv, and all jr high and high schools should broadcast it to all the student body.

Let everybody see what happens when you do this shit.

Maybe we can kill enough of these things and it will start to make an impression. Do this shit and you will die. 

Keep killing them. Make it public. Let all their little buddies see them die. Maybe they'll think before they do something stupid.


I suppose after the Zimmerman political lynching no one would dare follow the perp. Wouldn't want to be called racist after all. 


So Myrna, tell us how it was a good thing that apparently none of the neighbors were armed.


And stop with the lethal injections... The only thing this animal needs to be injected with is 152 grains of lead... The lesson should be simple: Act like a rabid dog, be prepared to be put down like a rabid dog...


@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @StupidHippies Really hard to take anything you say seriously when you not only don't answer the question, but your answer completely ignores it. Why not just, ya know, say nothing at all?

RTGolden1 topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz @StupidHippies 1) nice way to avoid the question.  2) Carjackers, murderers, muggers, rapists etc are going to have guns, no matter what idiotic gun control measures you put into effect on law abiding citizens.  They are criminals, the law holds no special meaning for them. 3)As is evidenced here, Law Enforcement cannot protect you from crime, only investigate after you are dead and notify the next of kin.  Protection from crime is up to the citizenry.

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