On Day 3 of the investigation into the brutal murder of Leona Swafford, Arlington Police have this request:
"If you live in or near any of the three crime scene areas and have personally-owned surveillance cameras that might have captured video on Tuesday, June 4 from early morning to mid-afternoon, please call us ... We have already obtained business surveillance footage but may be unaware of private residences who have camera systems.
"Somebody out there knows something. Please have the courage to call us."
The Arlington grandmother who was killed Tuesday morning during a carjacking that began in her driveway was choked, beaten and shot in the head, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported Thursday.
“Gunshot wound and blunt force injuries of head with asphyxia” caused the death of 83-year-old Leona Swafford, the medical examiner ruled.
An 83-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday morning, the victim of a violent carjacking in her driveway of her home in Arlington.
The woman was found about two hours after the carjacking, behind a vacant house on Kimberly Drive, near East Park Row Drive and New York Avenue, police said. She had suffered head injuries, police said.
Police continued to look for the suspect Tuesday afternoon.
Two-year-old Ricardo Calderon (shown here with his aunt, Jocelyn Lara) was returned to his family safely Thursday afternoon after a thief put him out of his mother's car a few blocks from where it was stolen in the Fairmount neighborhood.
Officers found the child and brought him back to his family. The thief was still on the loose Thursday evening.
A man was in a hospital late Tuesday with broken bones and internal injuries after being hit on Fort Worth’s east side by a pickup that had been reported stolen.
The man, whose name was not released, was struck about 9 p.m. at a bus stop in the 2200 block of Handley Drive, according to a police report. The area is northeast of the intersection of East Loop 820 and Meadowbrook Drive.
Witnesses said the pickup was a dark green Ford, Fort Worth police Capt. Kevin Rodricks said.
A pickup matching that description was later found disabled, about a quarter of a mile away, with a flat tire. a broken side mirror and missing parts that were found scattered at the bus stop, Rodricks said.
A man had reported to police that a similar truck was stolen earlier in a carjacking, Rodricks said.
The injured man’s condition could not be learned late Tuesday.
The investigation was continuing, Rodricks said. — Bill Miller