05-22-2016, 09:17 AM #1
TX - Terri 'Missy' Bevers,45, murdered in church/person in SWAT gear,18 Apr 2016 #21
"A fitness trainer and mother of three was murdered in a Dallas-area church Monday morning by a man wearing SWAT gear, police said."
"Boot camp-style exercise class participants who showed up at the Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian, Tex., around 5 a.m. found their instructor Terri “Missy” Bevers, 45, dead, according to the Midlothian Police Department."
"Fitness trainer Terri (Missy) Bevers, 45, was killed early Monday just before her boot-camp style class, police said. Participants in the Camp Gladiator class found her dead when they arrived to a Midlothian, Tex., church for the workout."
"Police Chief Carl Smith said a man wearing what looked like a tactical helmet, gloves and a heavy vest with "POLICE" written on it could be seen in security camera footage from the E. U.S. Highway 287 church just before Bevers arrived. The department released the 4 a.m. footage Monday afternoon, though Smith said no cameras captured the attack."
MEDIA & TIMELINE *NO DISCUSSION*
LE Update/Presser on April 22, 2016
Link to Midlothian Police Department facebook page.
Images (still and video) from the church featuring the perp can be seen here.
Everyone, please read this post before you post anything else
dry cleaner warrant - redacted
LinkedIn warrant 5-5-16
AT&T Tower warrant 5-5-16
05-22-2016, 02:46 PM #2
The Missy Bevers thread is now open.
Toward the end of thread #20 it became pretty much an all out war.
We won't tolerate this kind of posting. No more warnings. Time-out or bannings. Whatever fits the situation.
REMEMBER THIS: THE THREAD IS ABOUT MISSY'S MURDER.
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In the latest press conference, the police said Missy's family, friends, and co-workers are not considered suspects.
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05-22-2016, 02:57 PM #3
Thanks! -NinIf the key does not fit, it's the wrong key.
05-22-2016, 02:58 PM #4Registered User
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I was getting discouraged that this might turn into an unsolved cold case, then I saw the news on the 3 year old Jessica Heeringa case. LE probably had less evidence in that case than they do in this one. But they may have caught a break:
All it will take it is one tip to lead them to someone who walks like the person in the video here and MPD could have the break that solves Missy's murder.
05-22-2016, 03:11 PM #5Registered User
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I am curious at how the killer travelled to & from the scene. He/she was struggling to walk in the too big shoes, so they must have had some form of wheels in order to make a quick escape. What I find odd is that security cameras are so common these days in homes & business. I'm surprised there hasn't been more sightings on camera of the transport. In the UK there is CCTV everywhere, but maybe not in this small town.
05-22-2016, 03:16 PM #6
It is very possible, that the perp scouted the church earlier that morning. Judging on how they looked up at the "Holy Grounds" cafe and how they seemed surprised opening the Dutch double doors, they were not necessarily familiar with the church. I am entertaining the possibility, that the individual broke into the church *earlier* than when first seen on camera. If they secured access at an *earlier point*, then left and then kept cruising around (Nissan?) the area making sure everything was still "on schedule", it would further help not being soaking wet (assuming they were not) when entering the church the second time. Looking at the weather conditions that morning, if this was a "regular" burglary, going out in the midst of a heavy rainstorm really does not make a lot of sense. Also, anyone planning to attack MD could have done it in the parking lot, as a poster previously pointed out. However, the killer made sure there was no "escape" and no "noise". He wanted to kill her. JMO -NinIf the key does not fit, it's the wrong key.
05-22-2016, 03:22 PM #7
Thank you!! Let's please try to work on the facts so we don't get this one shut down!!
That said, what is our take on the the fact the outdoor cameras didn't work? Do we know how long they were down, and who would have known that? I believe in luck to an extent, but not this much. The perp didn't get lucky enough when it came to the cameras, alarm, campers not showing up immediately, missy actually being there and going inside alone, etc. I just can't buy the burglary theory, they had time to stash something and they didn't. Also, I do wonder why the perp did not lock the door after he killed missy? The campers likely would have thought missy was busy and it would have bought the perp an easy 15 more minutes. (Doesn't appear it was needed.) MOO
05-22-2016, 03:27 PM #8
Still wondering, if it was rainy, where might there be wet foot prints inside the church. (Guess none were seen on camera)
Wondering about the Nissan, too. Was it the only car seen on several cameras along the streets in the early hours from 2-4 am? I know the only camera LE announced to video the Nissan was the camera at the gun store, however, there must be other cameras along the route, through the city, to the gun store.
05-22-2016, 03:31 PM #9
Been using the time to catch up on some (still) unread posts. Wanted to bring this one by TeaTime over from Thread 20 p41, because it really resonated with me. Thanks for posting it, TeaTime - well thought out.
Originally posted by TeaTime
A realization came to me last night after reading a member's description of the SWFA parking lot cameras. She and her husband identified roughly 30 (?) surveillance cameras directed on the parking lot/building of the sporting goods/gun shop and that is when I realized that this Altima and its plates have been long known to LE - since the early stages of this investigation. SMH
The gun shop sits on a lonely section of Hwy 287, a prime target for burglary from all sorts of people (including illegals, drug smugglers and terrorists) and vulnerable because Midlothian is a small city with a small PD serving a large area geographically. If the store was hit, and the alarm alerted, chances are the perps would escape before LE could arrive and LE would rely on the cameras to ID them. The sheer number of cameras at SWFA supports a conclusion that security surveillance was priority and one could conclude (as have I) with reasonable certainty that capturing the license plates of perps, day or night, would be crucial. It is therefore my opinion that the SWFA cameras are quite capable and do indeed capture license plate numbers on vehicles in the parking lot. Otherwise, what purpose would they serve? None. A toothless dog that doesn't bark is not a watch dog.
So why has LE stated that they could not ID the car? To keep SWATPERP (hereinafter SP) calm while also giving the public some information about the progress of the investigation. The 'we can't ID the car" is for SP. The "we have a car" is for the public.
Think of what they have released to the public and how it is is heard by SP. "The suspect is 6' tall, with an awkward gait. We can see a bit of a car in the church parking lot but not enough to ID it." SP relaxes knowing the gait is noticeable but the 6' tall height is off by 9 inches (just a number for the theory) and the car is not identifiable, therefore suspicion will never be cast in SP's direction.
Meanwhile LE is talking to SP, nailing down the story and SW is chatting it up with LE and without counsel because, in SW's mind, LE has no clue as to the ID of person or vehicle; "[T]hey are stupid, I am smart."
The next announcement was 'no one on the search warrant is a suspect at this time' and SP is 'between 5'8" and 5'9" tall. SP is relieved - LE is clueless.
However, LE has known specifics and has been putting all the ducks in a row for the DA while keeping SP calm by publicly claiming ignorance of any details.
Yesterday (?) they adjusted the height to 5'2" to 5'7" (which even I could have determined just looking at the video so really no special equipment was needed except for court), squeezing SP a bit more, shaking SP's confidence and they sort of ID the vehicle as a 4 - 6 year old light colored Nissan Altima, squeezing even more. LE claims they do not have the plate number. I say they do because it would be a serious lapse of security judgment to have cameras that were useless unless enhanced by some super special process that takes days/weeks to complete.
The newly released details also make SP's spouse, family and friends suspicious as in "I recognized the gait, but the height was way off so it can't be XYZ but now, XYZ's height fits as does the car".
I believe that SP is, and has been, on LE's radar and under surveillance, visually and electronically since the earliest days of the investigation and LE is slowly and methodically tightening the noose.
This all my opinion, I have no citations, just a logical train of thought.
Last edited by TeaTime; Yesterday at 12:41 PM.All my posts on this site are my opinion only, generated from brainstorming and my own attempts to logically put the pieces together.
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05-22-2016, 03:35 PM #10
Caught up on a lot of things.
To me, the most frustrating thing in this case is not the lack of information. I understand that part. For me it is the mixing up of time lines, the misquoting of LE or even the misquoting of what media has reported. When we quote what LE has stated, we have to quote exactly what they did state. Not what we think they meant (they stated exactly what they meant). There has been so many misquotes that it makes my head spin. *disclaimer, I am putting myself in this along with everyone else. But having included myself, I also try to go back and find the link about that subject. I went back and found some more links and found other things along the way of catching up. A breather and refresher is always good. Hope everyone is having a Great Sunday Afternoon.
05-22-2016, 03:36 PM #11Registered User
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I think we can safely assume that perp entered church already dressed in gear since they would not know what to expect and would need to already be in disguise in case there were cameras.
Perp would have been covered in blood most likely, did they change in a room and put the perp disguise in a bag and leave with it?
Or did they immediately leave and change elsewhere?
Where is a good place to dump the bloody disguise which would also have perp DNA inside of it?
Would perp keep the bloody disguise until the coast was clear?
Is it possible perp or someone in perp family used part of this disguise on Halloween in past years? If so, close family should check out their Halloween disguise stash to see if this costume is still there or is missing.
The perp vehicle must have Missy's DNA in it, even a trace or am I assuming too much?
I don't think an actual LE officer would use their own uniform, too obvious
Where did perp put the disguise after the murder? Where did they get it from?
05-22-2016, 03:38 PM #12Registered User
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HI everyone, thank you mods for the new thread. Hopefully we will see an arrest sometime soon. I really do believe they are close. I think LE has done a great job so far and IMO are being advised by the fbi and Texas Rangers on how to handle their media statements, what info to release, etc. I think they have a good idea who did this but want to make sure they have all their ducks in a row and want others who may know this person to come forward so they can use that in an attempt at a confession or at trial, etc before either arresting the person or trying to interrogate them for the first time or maybe they have already interrogated this person and plan on doing so again one more time in an attempt for a confession. Again this is JMO. I have no clue who did this. I do strongly think it's a woman who acted alone. My mom doesn't follow crimes in the news but when I mentioned this case she must have seen the video on one of the national morning shows bc she immediately said "is that the one where a woman dressed up like a swat team member and then killed that sweet mother in the church." I said "yes but we don't know if it's a woman or man." She said "oh that's a woman, I could tell it was from watching it and I only saw it once. When I saw it the first thing that crossed my mind was that's a woman."
Also, and ttfwiw, but my husband is LE and military and I showed him the videos again after he asked me why I'm glued to the iPad, he again told me that he thinks it's a woman and that some of the video of swatperp standing in certain ways and other stuff that has been released makes him think swat perp has military background. I asked him to elaborate but he said that explaining why he thought swat perp showed some movements or body positions that reminded him of military would be too hard to explain and that other military people might pick up on it. no clue what he means by that but I thought I read another member mention something like that so maybe if they see this they can chime in.
Regardless, I hope this thread brings the arrest of the person responsible for this horrific murder and I hope missy and her family,friends and Ioved ones get whatever earthly justice is allowed under the law in Texas in regards to this crime and the circumstances."The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is the character of the individual walking the path"~Travis Alexander
05-22-2016, 03:41 PM #13Registered User
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I could be mixed -up here but it seems to me, that the Nissan was headed southbound when it stopped at the gun store. It had to exit the store on the divided highway heading south. (it may have just continued south) BUT if it turned at the only apparent access to go back, northbound toward the church, it would have turned at the access rd to the airport. Then it would have HAD to pass the gun store cameras (if they capture the S and Nbound lanes)....traveling north toward the church and Midlothian. I just was so impressed with the video capacity of the gun shop, that it has made me think that the NISSAN could be in later video. DUNNO JMO..........or, even, earlier.
05-22-2016, 03:45 PM #14Registered User
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I have believed from the beginning that SP is a female and MB was targeted. JMO. I also believe this was very personal for SP who is a cold, calculating, sick individual. I wonder if SP's helmet light/headlamp might allow SP to confront Missy briefly before killing her. If you are looking at someone who is wearing a headlamp, it may not be as easy to make out who or what you are looking at with a light glaring at you and SP may have stated to MB they were police simultaneously.
I could be wrong and maybe headlamp was only used to navigate the church in the dark. Even if SP attached MB from behind, she seems to me like someone who may want to "get the last word" and scare MB before finally killing her... I'm not saying this was a long, drawn out interaction- I think it all had to be done pretty quickly. Another outside the box thought- maybe SP used a taser to incapacitate MB initially.
As for the Altima on camera at gun store- SP appears to have planned this out in detail so I can't imagine they would be the driver (or passenger) in a vehicle that pulls into a place that is heavily monitored by cameras (which appear to be obvious)... Seems too risky IMO. I also think having anything lit up (Gps, mirror or whatever is showing in that picture from gun store camera) could allow someone to possibly get a better view of driver and/or passenger- if there was a oassenger in car at that time. Then again, it was dark and rainy...
I am praying for an arrest soon. Justice for Missy!
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