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    Dr. Teresa Sievers, 46, Bonita Springs, Jun 2015 - Media links only No Discussion

    Mystery as doctor is killed in her Florida home while her husband and children were out of town
    June 30, 2015

    Police are investigating after a Florida doctor was found dead in her home while her husband and children were away visiting family.
    Teresa Sievers, 46, was found dead in her Bonita Springs home on Monday after staff at her Estero office became concerned that she didn't show up to work, despite having scheduled appointments.
    Sievers had been in Connecticut with her husband, Mark Sievers, their children and sister Anna Lisa prior to her death, but flew home alone on Sunday.
    'She called her husband and told him she got there safely,' Lisa told the News-Press. 'We don't know anything but that she was murdered.'

    Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release
    June 30, 2015

    Friends, family mourn Estero doctor Teresa Sievers
    July 1, 2015
    The Lee County Sheriff's Office declined to discuss the case, saying it was an ongoing homicide investigation, but assured neighbors that there was no threat in the area, but they reminded residents to lock their doors.
    The neighborhood remained taped off Tuesday with crime lab vans and other sheriff's units parked in front of the home at 27034 Jarvis Road.

    Dr. Teresa Sievers website: http://www.drteresasievers.com/

    Obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nap...9192&fhid=6126

    Discussion threads: https://www.websleuths.com/forums/tag...teresa+sievers

    YouTube Channel: Teresa Sievers, MD, MSMS, FAARFM, ABIHM
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    Donation accounts set up for Teresa Sievers’; murder still under investigation
    By wink news July 1, 2015

    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- 8:02 PM — Lee County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing the homicide investigation at 27034 Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs.

    Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are pursuing several leads at this time and the investigation remains active.

    Dr. Teresa Sievers was found dead Monday morning.
    More than 48 hours later, on Wednesday afternoon, the Sievers’ Jarvis Road home is still taped off.

    Homicide investigation underway after doctor found murdered in her Bonita Springs home
    12:44 PM, Jun 30, 2015 9:40 AM, Jul 1, 2015

    Teresa Sievers, a 46-year-old internist, wife and mother of two, ran a practice off Arcos Avenue where she was known for her holistic approach to health and her work with transgender patients. Details surrounding her death were slim Tuesday.

    “This is such a loss. I just can’t even believe it,” Sievers’ sister Dawn Tottenham said from her home in Long Island, New York. “This is a horrific nightmare.”

    Neighbors desperate for answers in doctor’s murder
    June 30, 2015
    “It was early in the morning, before the sun was up… I got up and I heard what was like a shrill… I have children and I know when a child gets hurt how they’ll have a shrill and to me that’s what it sounded like,” said C.

    Another neighbor told WINK News that just before sunrise the day of the murder, he heard what sounded like a man’s voice arguing with someone coming from Sievers’ home.

    Shaken by these disturbing details, the neighborhood wants investigators to release something that can help put their minds at ease.
    Last edited by KateB; 08-29-2015 at 06:04 PM.

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    Jarvis Road residence: https://goo.gl/maps/Z7JUw
    Lee County Property Appraiser - Jarvis Rd property public data: http://www.leepa.org/Display/Display...onDetails=True

    Jarvis Road residence location

    Dr Sievers' medical office off Three Oaks Pkwy at this link: https://goo.gl/maps/6xcrD
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    Neighbors react to Dr. Sievers' death
    CREATED Jun 30, 2015
    BONITA SPRINGS, FLA. -- Caution tape still lines Jarvis Rd. in Bonita Springs, but the feeling in the neighborhood has changed -- with people living there's worst fears confirmed. Teresa Sievers, a woman they called a neighbor and a friend, murdered, feet away from them.
    "My bedroom window is literally right beside her bedroom window, and I didn't hear nothing."
    Last edited by KateB; 08-30-2015 at 06:22 AM.

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    Neighbors of dead doctor in fear after slaying
    Posted 3:43 PM, Jul 1, 2015 Updated 9:52 PM, Jul 1, 2015
    A few dozen cadets from a local training academy combed front yards and looked through garbage cans Wednesday along Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs, days after an Estero doctor was found dead in her home.

    Two men leaned against a burgundy sedan at the end of the street, consoling each other as they looked past crime scene tape roping off Teresa Siever’s home. They shook their heads when approached for comment.

    And neighbors continued to worry Wednesday that the doctor’s homicide might have been a random attack. That they, too, could be at risk.

    “Now with this thing going on we don’t know any information,” Donetta Contrerars said. “Did they catch him? Is it an isolated incident? Or do we have a raving maniac on the loose?”

    The Lee County Sheriff’s Office did not answer questions about the crime including whether the public was at risk or whether a suspect had been identified, citing a state statute that exempts information related to an active criminal investigation. They provided no new information Wednesday as to motive or cause of death.

    The Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it was “pursuing several leads.” In a news release, the agency said residents are encouraged to lock their homes and cars and “be aware of their surroundings when out in public.” Detectives ask residents to report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000.

    Sievers, 46, owned Restorative Health and Healing, a practice off Three Oaks Parkway in Estero. A note on her office door Tuesday said the practice would be at a standstill in her absence. She specialized in holistic treatments and was also known for her work with transgender patients.

    Calls for service to Jarvis Road and Allan Street, which runs parallel, show few major incidents over the past year.

    The only call for service to the Sievers home took place Feb. 1, when they called to report a nuisance. No report was generated from the call, but notes show deputies responded to complaints from the Sievers that their neighbors were making noise.

    Another report from Dec. 22, 2014, shows a burglary took place along the 27100 block of Allan Street when the front door of the home was found open and some couches were stolen from within. The homeowners had been away at the time, reports show.

    Contreras lives on Allan Street behind the Sievers home. She said she heard a scream early Monday morning, around 6 a.m. that woke her from sleep. She’s not sure whether it was related to the crime, but said it came from the Sievers’ home and sounded like it might have been outside.

    “My dogs must have heard it first. They have a distinctive bark when something’s going on that shouldn’t. They got up and ran to the front door,” she said. “I got up and went to the front window. That’s when I heard a scream. It sounded like a child with a high-pitched scream.”

    Contreras’ four dogs have warned her in the past. Once, they barked in time to alert her to some teens trying to break into her car in the driveway around 2 a.m. one morning. The kids ran off when she confronted them and she never filed a report. Another time, about a year ago, Contreras said she called 911 when someone was prowling outside her window. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office did not have a record of that incident.

    “It’s usually a pretty quiet neighborhood,” Contreras said. “But that doesn’t mean we’re immune to crime.”

    Contreras’ daughter, Kimberly Torres, lives next to the Sievers along Jarvis Road, and bought her home from the couple when she moved to the street about six years ago.

    Her home was still surrounded by crime scene tape Wednesday.

    “I still can’t believe it,” Torres said. “I can’t even look over that way. The garage is open, the husband’s mini van is there, the motorcycle, her car.”

    She said she saw Mark Sievers playing in the yard with his children almost daily.

    Teresa Sievers usually came home from work late, she said. It was a rare moment then, last week, when Torres saw the mother of two playing with the garden hose in the front yard with her daughters, Josephine and Carmi, ages 11 and 8.

    “I was nice to see that kind of bonding with her and the girls because she worked so much,” Torres said.

    A ******** account - http://www.********.com/y8vg37q - has been set up for the family, aiming to raise money for Sievers’ children. As of Wednesday afternoon, the page had raised more than $5,000. The page said Sievers was the primary provider for the family and referred to by many as “Mother Teresa.”

    Estero doctor identified as homicide victim
    Updated: Jul 01, 2015 9:19 PM CST
    BONITA SPRINGS - Mother of two, Dr. Teresa Ann Sievers, 46, is the victim of a homicide in Bonita Springs and Lee County Sheriff's Office authorities are now asking for anyone who heard or saw anything in connection to this to call them.

    LCSO went Monday at 9:45 a.m. to Sievers' address at 27034 Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs regarding her death.

    They continued to work at the scene Wednesday saying they are pursuing several leads in the active investigation.
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    Investigation into death of beloved doctor, mother continues
    Posted: Jul 02, 2015 6:04 AM CST Updated: Jul 02, 2015 11:08 PM CST
    For example, we watched Thursday as detectives removed a door from the home covered in what looked like fingerprinting dust. A security company also worked with detectives for the second day in a row.
    Investigators have canvassed the neighborhood. Many neighbors have confirmed to us that they've offered sworn statements about what some of them told us they heard was a gruesome crime.
    On Wednesday, family members watched from the street as detectives focused on a broken door handle.

    Deputies clear Bonita Springs crime scene
    July 3, 2015
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- Five days after the murder of a local doctor, deputies have finally removed crime scene tape from the scene.

    Few details have been released and no suspects have been named as Teresa Sievers’ death investigation continues.
    Around 2 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office towed away a van belonging to the family. Before it was towed away, crime scene technicians dusted it for prints.

    Neighbors of murdered Florida doctor describe hearing screams on the day she was found dead inside her home - as police remain tight-lipped on cause of death
    Published: 08:35 EST, 4 July 2015 | Updated: 13:55 EST, 4 July 2015

    Bonita doctor laid to rest as investigation continues
    Posted: Jul 06, 2015 5:21 AM CST
    BONITA SPRINGS - A Southwest Florida doctor, wife and mother of two young daughters who was found dead inside her home last week is laid to rest Monday.

    Family and friends gathered at the Unity Church of Naples Monday to say their last good bye to Dr. Teresa Sievers. A funeral followed the visitation.

    A steady stream of cars carried people to give their final respects to the beloved doctor. Still, closure won't happen for most of them until the homicide is solved.

    (NBC2 News Youtube video published July 6, 2015, not embedded in above article,)
    Local doctor to be laid to rest today as investigation continues
    Murdered Bonita doctor laid to rest

    Hammer May Have Been Used in Florida Doctor's Murder
    Jul 6, 2015, 7:25 AM ET
    By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America
    A hammer may have been used in the murder of a Florida doctor who was found dead one week ago inside her home, police reportedly told the victim’s neighbors.
    Last edited by KateB; 09-08-2015 at 11:22 PM.

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    Neighbors say hammer used in Bonita doctor's murder
    Posted: Jul 03, 2015 9:36 PM CST Updated: Jul 07, 2015 2:39 PM CST
    Detectives were back at Sievers’s home for the fifth straight day Friday collecting evidence. Neighbors tell us they heard from law enforcement that this was a gruesome murder scene, some even say it involved a hammer.

    Neighbors also reported to detectives that a tan-colored pickup truck was parked at the home the morning Dr. Sievers was found dead.

    Sheriff opens up about Dr. Teresa Sievers homicide investigation
    Jul 7, 2015
    Detectives have been collecting evidence at her home for more than a week. Sheriff Scott said he doesn't believe her murder was a random attack.
    "I'm just going to say I believe this case the intricacies and evidence thus far leads me to believe it is not random or arbitrary," Sheriff Scott said.
    "I believe and of course I remain very very optimistic that we will be able to share all the details and that at some point all of this will become very very clear for everyone it's just that right now it's premature," Sheriff Scott said.

    Sheriff: Doctor's murder isn't random
    video only: https://youtu.be/Rr3yhwCQaNU
    Posted: Jul 07, 2015 3:05 PM CST Updated: Jul 08, 2015 9:14 AM CST
    "I believe everything we have in this case - and it's a lot - gives me some comfort in saying it's not random or arbitrary. There are connections that will continue to develop," Scott said.
    In the video only: reporter says "Sheriff Mike Scott said 'when all the facts come out, books and movies will be written about the crime'."

    Evidence sought in Dr. Teresa Sievers' death
    July 8, 2015
    Video: Sheriff Mike Scott speaks about Dr. Teresa Sievers' homicide
    Last edited by KateB; 08-30-2015 at 08:12 AM.

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    Sheriff: Sievers' homicide not an arbitrary circumstance
    4:03 p.m. EDT July 9, 2015
    The sheriff's office released the incident report on the crime Thursday afternoon. The brief report only listed the time the crime was reported, 9:43 a.m. June 29, and the number of officers and units responding.
    There were 38 officers and 37 units, from forensics to public information and regular deputies, who were called to the crime scene at some point on June 29, according to the report.
    "We just want to make sure the integrity of evidence is preserved," he said.
    Additionally, he said, evidence continues to come in, some just Wednesday afternoon.

    More in the video.

    Donation accounts set up for family of slain Estero doctor
    3:12 p.m. EDT July 9, 2015
    A web-based fundraising account for the family of Dr. Teresa Sievers, slain June 29 in a homicide at her Bonita Springs home, has now collected more than $18,500 with a total goal reduced to $100,000 from the original $1 million figure.

    That account is one of at least two that have been opened online and at an area bank branch to help the family of the Estero doctor.

    Money collected in Teresa Sievers fund going to charity
    July 9, 2015
    LEE COUNTY, Fla.- New Thursday, we’re hearing from the reverend who laid Dr. Teresa Sievers to rest, and knew her well.

    “She was a strong woman and maybe who knows whether she spoke her mind but you don’t get killed for that in the United States of America, we hope and pray. She was a wonderful wonderful person,” said Pastor Judy Lee.

    WINK News is learning all the money raised online from a Teresa Sievers fund, will go to the “Good Shepherd Ministries” in Fort Myers, where she regularly attended.

    Deputies chasing tips in Bonita doctor's murder
    video: https://youtu.be/j-_hVm8S7sY
    Updated: Jul 09, 2015 5:44 PM CST
    BONITA SPRINGS, FL - Investigators are looking into at least fifteen tips in the murder of Dr. Teresa Sievers last week.
    She was killed in her home in Bonita Springs.
    We got the first investigative documents from the sheriff's office Thursday.
    Last edited by KateB; 08-30-2015 at 06:04 AM.

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    Nancy Grace video
    Did slain doctor’s killer trick alarm system?
    updated1:50 PM EDT, Mon July 13, 2015
    Aired July 9, 2015 - 20:00:00 ET
    Transcript: http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1507/09/ng.01.html

    Sheriff: Bonita doctor murder 'a complicated set of circumstances'
    video: https://youtu.be/KbsAjaXUh5Q
    Posted: Jul 13, 2015 5:53 PM CST Updated: Jul 13, 2015 6:02 PM CST
    BONITA SPRINGS, FL - Detectives are working around the clock to solve a murder case.
    Two weeks after Dr. Teresa Sievers was found dead at her home in Bonita Springs, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said the case is complicated and full of intricacies.
    Sheriff Scott says he is personally following every aspect of this investigation.

    Sheriff Scott Update on Dr. Sievers Homicide Investigation
    Monday, July 13, 2015
    Our investigation continues progressing well and my team is working around the clock. I am personally following every aspect of this investigation and there are many moving parts. As I have said previously, this tragedy is a complicated set of circumstances with many intricacies. I remain more confident than ever that this is not a random, arbitrary case.

    My office initiated media updates soon after the discovery of Dr. Sievers' death and some media outlets seemed obsessed with our request that the public and specifically Dr. Sievers' neighbors report any suspicious activity, call with any information about the case and lock their doors. These three (3) appeals are "crime prevention 101" and were never intended to create added alarm. We ask this all the time in every case. At the same time, a Sergeant with my office who is moonlighting as a candidate for Sheriff and who has absolutely nothing to do with the Sievers case appeared with local media and issued criticism of the agency from which she continues collecting a paycheck. Remember that a swarm of law enforcement converged on this neighborhood and has continued commuting to and from the scene in a highly visible manner ever since. That level of law enforcement presence around the clock serves to make any area even more safe than usual. When we believe there is imminent danger to the public, we will be the first to communicate same.

    Finally, certain media outlets continue reporting specifics of the Sievers case that have not been confirmed by my office. While law enforcement always prefers a bit more restraint, I fully understand that the media is what it is and does what it wants in the interest of an agenda and a timeline that is far different from ours. With that said, we will continue to update our media partners as able.
    Last edited by KateB; 08-30-2015 at 06:52 AM.

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    Tips slowing down in Sievers murder case
    Fox 4 Now Youtube
    Published on Jul 17, 2015

    According to Crime Stoppers, tips have begun to slow down in the investigation into the murder of 46-year-old Dr. Teresa Sievers.

    Husband of murdered doctor to patients: Practice will go on
    Posted: Jul 20, 2015 8:44 PM CST Updated: Jul 20, 2015 9:35 PM CST
    video only: https://youtu.be/ymeomsXofIA
    Last week, many people who used to see Dr. Sievers received an email from her husband, Mark, informing them the medical practice would go on and the search for a “like-minded” doctor was underway.
    We reached out to Mark Sievers about the status of the patients' medical records. He told us he had no comment.
    Earlier in the day, Sievers said he plans to have an interim doctor in place at Teresa's old office by the end of this week. When asked for that doctor's name, he would not provide one.
    Last edited by KateB; 08-29-2015 at 09:37 PM.

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    Local organization raises money for Teresa Sievers memorial
    5:45 p.m. EDT July 22, 2015
    "She was a loud voice and advocate for Our Mother's Home at any moment and opportunity she had," Executive Director Karen Watson said in a statement. "Teresa and her family even hosted several Christmas parties for our teen mothers and staff at their home."

    The home is used to transition teen mothers and their children from foster care and human trafficking to stable and happy lives, according to the press release.

    4 weeks later and no arrest made in Dr. Teresa Sievers’ murder
    July 27, 2015
    Sources tells WINK News, the Bonita Springs mother was beaten to death with a hammer. We’re also learning investigators and forensic experts are still combing her property.

    According to neighbors on Jarvis Road, the scene at the Sievers home on Friday looked similar to the scenes they saw during the first week of the investigation. Friday’s scene involved crime scene technicians and investigators.

    Neighbors say they witnessed technicians take saliva and hair samples from the couple’s dogs.
    Deputies were joined by Sievers’ husband, Mark.

    Shelter staff praises the work of murdered doctor
    Jul 27, 2015
    She said (Teresa) played a huge role for the girls who live here. "She was here almost day, celebrations with birthday parties, baby showers, the parenting class," she told Four in Your Corner's Lisa Greenberg.
    The wife, mom, and doctor still had time to give back as a board member at Our Mother's Home for the last eight years.
    Last edited by KateB; 08-30-2015 at 07:45 AM.

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    Five weeks after doctor's murder, tips slowing down
    August 3, 2015
    Fox 4 reached out to local detectives again Monday. They say tips have still slowed to a trickle, but Sheriff Mike Scott says his deputies are continuing to investigate around the clock and considers this an isolated case, meaning the community is not in danger.

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    Solving Sievers case may take time
    Aug 16, 2015
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- It's been 7 weeks since residents in a Bonita Springs neighborhood woke up to a disturbing scene when Dr. Teresa Sievers, a holistic doctor, was found murdered in her Jarvis Road home.

    Sievers murder investigation: 7 weeks later
    August 18, 2015
    It’s been weeks since investigators released any new information, and Tuesday the Lee County Sheriff’s Office declined our request to speak to Sheriff Mike Scott about the case.

    A local relative of Sievers’ tells WINK News that detectives won’t tell them anything. The relative said the family is still grieving and hopes the killer is caught soon.

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    Murdered Bonita doctor's ex-husband speaks out
    Posted: Aug 24, 2015 4:48 PM CST Updated: Aug 25, 2015 9:52 AM CST
    Cousins told us his thoughts remained with Sievers' husband, Mark, and their two daughters. He spends most of his time remembering all of the passions Dr. Sievers shared with everyone she met.

    "Be the best you possibly can," Cousins remembered her saying. "Believe in yourself, make a difference in this world and stand up for the right things."

    Slain Estero doctor's sister reassures patients
    August 24, 2015
    e-mail from Teresa's sister at link.

    Lee Co Sheriff confident in Sievers murder arrest
    Aug 24, 2015
    "There's a mountain of evidence to go through, both physical and otherwise," Scott said. "We've got people still working around the clock on that case."
    "It's no doubt the most complicated, fascinating set of circumstances that I've ever been in contact with in reality, or even in sort of the Hollywood atmosphere," Scott said. "Its a big deal."
    "I have every reason to believe that the case will come to fruition in terms of an arrest," Scott said. "And when it does, I can assure you that you and everyone else will be just as fascinated, and will fully understand why it took so long."

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