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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Where is Michael Swartz?

By Trace Hentz

Back in 2011, I posted a story on this blog about the book SUDDEN FURY and the grizzly murder of Maryland adoptive parents Kay and Larry Swartz who had adopted three children, Larry, Michael and Annie. (This old post is still getting comments and questions.)

In the book (right) it stated that Michael Swartz was a Native American adoptee who was removed from his family at age 4 and adopted by the Swartz couple in Maryland.

Three days after their parents' funeral, adopted son Larry Swartz confessed that he was the killer.

What Happened to Michael Swartz?

Michael continued to get into trouble and at age 25, he was given a life sentence without the possibility of parole, for participating in robbing and murdering a man. Today Michael would be 48 years old.

Here is a profile of the case from 2004:

Profile of Larry Swartz

I have contacted Leslie Walker, the author of Sudden Fury, to ask her if she followed up on this case and if she might be able to help me locate Michael.

If you know where he is, what prison, please email me: larahentz@yahoo.com


7 comments:

  1. Michael Swartz is in a Jessup Md prison

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    1. Inmate number 219743

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    2. Is it possible to contact Michael .

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  2. I believe that unfortunately the parents expectations of the children were too harsh and inflexible. I don’t think they were being unkind , but these children had went through so much in life , they couldn’t suffer another rejection . It’s very sad . But you could see this coming . I’ve never contacted anyone who is in prison, but if possible I would like to contact Michael

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    1. INMATE INFORMATION
      Last Name: SWARTZ
      First Name: MICHAEL
      Middle Name: DAVID
      Date of Birth: 03/05/1966
      DOC ID: 219743
      Roxbury Correctional Institution
      Address: 18701 Roxbury Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21746
      Phone: 800-464-0764

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    2. Michael David Swartz
      1084004/219743
      Roxbury correctional institution
      18701 Roxbury Rd.
      Hagerstown MD.21746

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    3. To the person that stated "I don't think they were being unkind" lol! They beat the h#ll out of those boys, esp. the dad. It's all in the transcripts.

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