The relationship between Anthony Quinn “Tony” Warner, 63, of Antioch, Nashville, Tennessee, United States and Michelle Louise Swing, 29, of Los Angeles, California, USA is still a mystery. The claim that he once dater her mother has yet to be confirmed.
On December 27, 2020, authorities confirmed that Warner died in the recreational vehicle explosion outside the AT&T transmission building on Second Avenue North in Nashville on December 25, 2020. It was also confirmed that the RV, a Thor Motor Coach Chateau, belonged to him.
Swing had nothing to do with the explosion. What links her to the story is the fact the Warner had gifted her two houses for free.
In 2010, Warner bought a two-story red brick house in Antioch for $249,000. On November 25, 2020, he gave the house to Swing via quit claim for $0.
In January 2019, Warner gave Swing another house in Antioch, his family’s house, via quit claim for $0. On March 23, 2019, she gave the house back to his mother Betty Christine Lane, 85, via quit claim.
Warner sent Swing a letter in November 2020, informing her about the two-story brick house in Antioch. She has passed on the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to The US Sun.
“The attic has plywood and lighting, take a look,” the publication quoted Warner as saying in the letter. “The basement is not normal, take a look. Woof woof Julio.”
A retired burglar alarm installer, Warner did information technology (IT) work for Fridrich & Clark Realty in Nashville for several years. The company’s president Steve Fridrich described Warner as a “nice guy” in an interview with WSMV.
“You know, he was a techie guy,” Fridrich said of Warner. “(I) don’t mean anything negative about that. He would do this thing and leave. He didn’t bother anybody. He did his thing and leave.”
On December 5, 2020, Warner sent an email to Fridrich & Clark Realty. He said he was retiring.
Before the explosion on December 25, 2020, Warner told his former girlfriend that he had cancer and gave her his car, the New York Times reported. The publication neither named the former girlfriend nor gave further details about her.