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Clearwater detectives hope new billboards will generate more tips about double homicide

Posted at 5:49 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 18:01:08-05

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Clearwater detectives are searching for more tips, nearly two months after a couple was killed inside their home.

Detectives found Mina and David Swan’s bodies inside their home on September 29. No arrests have been made in the case.

There are four digital billiards between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties that display a picture of the couple and it also includes information about the reward that is being offered.

“Sometimes it’s the smallest thing to someone that could make a huge difference to our investigation,” Detective Brian Kanicki said.


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Det. Kanicki said they have spent every single day working the case. He said they want to talk with anyone who knew the family or may have information about the murders. The detectives hope the digital billboards will generate more tips. 

“The important thing is to keep it in the public eye,” Det. Kanicki said.

“Every day is hard. It’s so hard realizing that she’s gone,” Noel Devine said.

Noel Devine is Mina Swan’s daughter.

“I just hope someone comes forward. If someone knows something, please come forward,” she said.

On the eve of Thanksgiving, she said she isn’t thinking about the holiday.

“You know the holidays are a time for family. This year… we… we…. it doesn’t matter what holiday it is. It doesn’t matter. We’d just... would like… we would like the closure. We would like mom to be remembered for the way she lived — not for the way that she passed,” Devine said.

According to Clearwater detectives, Outfront Media Inc. donated the space for the information about the case to be displayed on the billboards. If anyone has any information about the case, call authorities immediately. The reward money is now up to $28,000. Detectives have not released additional information about their investigation.