UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: CATHY SWARTZ

When a young mother is murdered in her Michigan home, the brutality of the crime is unprecedented in her small community. An enduring mystery remains unsolved despite a wealth of evidence in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources used to research this episode:

Cold Case Files: Brutal Murder of Cathy Sue Swartz (Kristin Bien / WSBT News)

VIDEO: Cold Case Murder of Cathy Swartz (WSBT News via YouTube)

Summary Crime Reported by the Three Rivers Police Department 1985-2020 (FBI UCR Crime Data Explorer)

Jeffrey Wayne Gorton (Murderpedia)

Dayle Trentadue v. Jeffrey Gorton et al. (State of Michigan Supreme Court)

Former Orlando Subject is Suspect in Michigan Death (Doris Bloodsworth / Orlando Sentinel)

Also, this collection of newspaper clippings from the South Bend Tribune and others, from around the time of Cathy’s death and the following few years:

If you know anything about the murder of Cathy Swartz, please contact the Three Rivers Police Department at  269-278-1235.

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