ARLINGTON – A chilling cold case in Arlington has residents fired-up. Just one year ago, 83-year old Leona Swafford was carjacked in her own driveway on Sussex Drive. She was shot to death and her body was dumped behind a vacant house.
After mourning the anniversary of her death, Swafford’s neighborhood hit the streets on Saturday, in an attempt to crack the cold case.
A group of family members, volunteers, and officers handed out flyers in an effort to spark a lead.
“This is so important for us all to try and catch this person who actually did this,” Sergeant Vincent Pewitt of the Arlington Police Department said.
They’re also offering a $10,000 reward in hopes that the money will make people talk.
Time has faded, but optimism remains. Family members and neighbors are holding out for the day this murder mystery is solved.