The bodies of Michael Swearingin and Jenna Scott were preliminarily identified at a home in Oklahoma. But the heartbreaking update in their missing persons case is only leaving more questions. Although Scott’s ex-boyfriend was arrested on burglary charges, he has not been named as a suspect in her and Swearingin’s deaths. The mystery has deepened and Swearingin’s and Scott’s families are wanting answers. They’re now offering a reward for any information that helps uncover what happened. Here is the latest information on the case that we know so far.
1. Jenna Scott & Michael Swearingin Were Found Deceased in Oklahoma
Facebook/Temple PoliceMichael Swearingin and Jenna Scott
The Temple Police Department shared on January 15 that the bodies of Michael and Jenna were recovered by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. Preliminary findings indicated the bodies were Swearingin and Scott, although they were not officially identified. Their families confirmed the identifications on public posts.
It’s not clear exactly how Temple Police traced their location to Oklahoma or why they were there. Temple Police wrote online on January 15: “On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, detectives from the Temple Police Department obtained information relating to the investigation into the disappearance of Jenna Scott, 28, and Michael Swearingin, 32. This information led Temple Detectives to an area in Oklahoma.”
The bodies were found on property at E 1140 Road, five miles east of State Highway 27, Fox 17 reported. The property in Clearview, Oklahoma was abandoned.
2. Strange Texts Were Sent from Swearingin’s Phone & The Car They Were in Was Found Abandoned in Austin
Jenna Scott and Michael Swearingin were from Temple, Texas. They were last heard from around 3 a.m. on Friday, January 4 under suspicious circumstances. Richie Davis, Swearingin’s close friend, wrote on Facebook that messages were sent from Michael’s phone around 3 a.m. Friday, January 4, that “were not him but were trying to pretend to be him.”
Swearingin was last seen at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 and Scott was last seen that same day at 4:38 p.m., TDTNews reported. Swearingin’s gray Hyundai Genesis was found on East 12th Street and Poquito Street, KXAN reported. The map above shows roughly where the car was found. Michael’s phone was found a block away, KCENTV noted.
The car was found by friends using tracking services. Jenna Scott’s brother Talon Scott said …read more