Body of John Swanigan Found in Sebastian

Body found in vehicle in Sebastian.
Body found in vehicle in Sebastian.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the death of 60-year-old John Swanigan of Sebastian.

Swanigan’s family last saw him on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Today, 11-days from when he went missing, authorities recovered his body from the trunk of a vehicle located on Dickens Ave in Sebastian.

“We had a missing person’s case, John Swanigan, and unfortunately today we came to a sad ending on that case,” Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers told Sebastian Daily.

Flowers said there is one person in custody and will conduct a search warrant to continue with the investigation throughout the evening.


Authorities believe Swanigan’s death may be due to an overdose; however, it is too soon in the investigation to be sure.

Sebastian Daily will provide more details when available.

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