Funeral set for elderly Arlington murder victim

Leona Swafford

Credit: Leona Swafford

Leona Swafford, 83, was kidnapped and killed in Arlington on June 4, 2013.



Posted on June 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 9 at 6:47 PM

Funeral services are scheduled Monday for Leona Swafford, the Arlington grandmother who was kidnapped and murdered last week.

On Sunday afternoon, a visitation was held at Greenwood-Mount Olivet Arlington Funeral Home. Swafford's funeral will be conducted at the same location Monday morning at 11 o'clock.

Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Swafford, 83, was carjacked as she pulled into her driveway last Tuesday. Her body was found a few hours later.

Arlington police released new surveillance video on Saturday. It shows Swafford pulling in to visit a donut shop. The images show her leaving two minutes later and driving away.

The kidnapping took place a short time after that.

Police said this is the kind of help they are seeking from the public to help solve Swafford's murder.

There is a $10,000 reward to catch her killer.