TX - Terri 'Missy' Bevers, 45, killed in church/suspect in SWAT gear, Midlothian, 18 Apr 2016 #46

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  1. Razz

    Razz On Time Out

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    Uh, All I see is what appears to be the back of a person wearing a white ball cap and longish hair. But I'm viewing on my phone.
     
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  2. Razz

    Razz On Time Out

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    Never mind I see it now. He looks like one focused mean dude
     
  3. Kittybunny

    Kittybunny Well-Known Member

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    BBM. I'm not sure that I agree that it's that unequivocal that it's only useful to establish an out of town alibi if the killing is done in the home. There's a benefit to being away from the event itself, and extra insurance to be completely away. The person doesn't have to deal with the immediate discovery, doesn't have to be the one to call /deal with loved ones of missing/dead person, notification of the children, etc. and maybe have extra time to work on a story. Especially if there are children in the home/involved. The husband of Suzanne Morphew comes to mind - disappeared from a bike ride, but husband was out of town. He arranged for others to call 911 and orchestrated things but he wasn't there. Then he can come home, save the day, and instantly be above suspicion, why would they even question me, I was far away.

    I'm going to have to refresh my memory with BWH. I have very little recall as to why he was investigated or what motive he might have. I'm definitely not all in on only one suspect in the targeted bucket, there are other possibilities that we may have no idea about but LE might.
     
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  4. DeDee

    DeDee Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    Wonder why they're keeping quiet and not announcing the sizeable increase in the reward in Missy's case? Doesn't seem to be a very effective manner for a reward's intent and purpose would be to keep it a secret unless they're waiting for April 18th or the 5 year anniversary of Missy's murder. RIP Missy

    The "now you see it, now you don't" mystery item was left where? Inside Room 9? Perhaps it originated from Room 10?

    What's inside Room 9, if you know?
    Wonder if all three of Room 9's doors are locked?
    Does the church lock the entryway doors leading into the Worship Center?
    Do you agree that we've seen appx half of the cctv that's available?
    TIA
     
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  5. Mistree

    Mistree Well-Known Member

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    Nin,
    His eyes look closer to me in this photo. Have you been able to get a view with what appears to have them opened?
     
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  6. DeDee

    DeDee Well-Known Member

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    I think the eyes are open, Mistree. It was easier for me to view on a large computer screen, using a hand held magnifier, SPs left eye which is on our right hand side when viewing the image NIN posted at link.

    A couple of others in the past have posted images that clearly show a whitish colored balaclava covering under the eyes but NIN was the first member I've seen that managed to have clarity on SPs eyeglasses, too.
    TX - Terri 'Missy' Bevers, 45, killed in church/suspect in SWAT gear, Midlothian, 18 Apr 2016 #46
     
  7. DeDee

    DeDee Well-Known Member

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    Reports inform us that broken glass was found near and around Missy.

    Broken Glass locations:
    * Exterior Kitchen door leading into the Kitchen
    * Room 9, E Hallway
    * NE double door entry

    There must be another location of broken glass.

    "Responding officers observed a lot of broken glass on the floor around Bevers and found evidence of forced entry into the building, (MPChief Carl) Smith said"
    Police on Manhunt for Suspected Killer of Mother Found Dead in Texas Church
     
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  8. gliving

    gliving Woof

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    Hi DeDee, it probably doesn't help you much, but this warrant says the person was walking around breaking windows and there was broken glass throughout the church.

    DocumentCloud
     
  9. Gumshoe Stories

    Gumshoe Stories Missy Bevers Case Expert

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    1. The reward is a new development and is being finalized. I do believe that police “May” announce it along with some update on the case.
    2. I don’t know where the object was left. It most likely CAME from room 10 because that’s the room they come out of when we see it for the first time. They could have left it in room 9, or room 14, or on the floor between the two. Those are really the only options because once they leave 14 and turn the corner to come back westward along the south hallway toward the auditorium, there’s nowhere else to leave it.

    what’s inside room 9 is storage items. There are folding tables, probably chairs, other miscellaneous items. We know the room 9 hallway door is locked but I don’t know about any other doors.

    The auditorium doors would have been unlocked.

    Yes, I believe we’ve only seen half the footage. There were cameras at all 4 corners; we have only seen footage from 2 of the 4.
     
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  10. SandyQLS

    SandyQLS Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying you believe LE might be withholding footage, or maybe it was blank, blurry, or just a leg, or otherwise not useful? iirc LE initially released the video and pointed the public specifically to the odd gait of SP.
     
  11. Gumshoe Stories

    Gumshoe Stories Missy Bevers Case Expert

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    LE has withheld footage, which is something we have known from the beginning. They said the footage that has already been released reflects most of the behavior that is displayed on the unreleased portions. I take those comments with a grain of salt. There are probably aspects of the unreleased footage that they want to safeguard as what they call “guilty evidence” - things that only the killer would know.
     
  12. Gumshoe Stories

    Gumshoe Stories Missy Bevers Case Expert

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    * BREAKING NEWS *


    Midlothian Texas: (16MP015685)
    Terri “Missy” Bevers Murder Investigation

    This week marks the five-year anniversary of the homicide of Terri “Missy” Bevers. The murder occurred in the early morning hours on April 18, 2016 as she was preparing to lead fitness class at a church in Midlothian, TX. The Midlothian Police Department considers this case an active investigation and continues to explore all leads that we receive.

    Midlothian Police Investigators are determined to see this case reach closure. Our agency receives tips and leads almost daily from various sources. Our investigators follow up on every credible piece of information. Please know that we will continue to thoughtfully protect the release of information about Missy’s murder as long as this case remains open. There has been substantial assumption about this case as it continues to receive nationwide attention. Missy was a beloved mother, wife, daughter, and sister. She and her family, as well as the Midlothian community, deserve our best efforts.

    We have added a retired federal agent to our team of investigators and his primary responsibility is the examination of this case. Additionally, our new Criminal Investigation Division Commander is an experienced homicide detective from a major metroplex agency. He also will review the information we have gathered in this case. The expertise of these seasoned investigators, combined with the advancements in technology and new investigative techniques developed in law enforcement over the past five years, will hopefully lead to a satisfactory conclusion of this case.

    It is our sincere belief that collaboration with the public is what will eventually lead us to solve this crime. We believe that someone may have a vital piece of information that to this date is unknowingly being withheld. We appeal to the community to please contact the Midlothian Police Department, regardless of how insignificant they may think their information may be.

    Some points we would like to reiterate:

    • We do not consider this a “cold” case. Investigators are actively working new leads and existing case files. This includes coordination with multiple law enforcement agencies and forensics experts.

    • To date, Investigators have received over 3,000 tips and are still receiving tips from all over the world.

    • Over the past year, investigators have traveled across Texas and other states to follow up on new leads.

    • MPD staff has presented this case to several homicide investigators’ associations for review; no new substantial investigative work was generated due to these presentations.

    • Investigators are still interested in a vehicle captured on video in the parking lot of a nearby business in the hours before the murder was committed. The vehicle appears consistent with a 2010-2012 Nissan Altima, 2010-2012 Infinity G37 or similar vehicle. The vehicle of interest is driving slowly around the closed business; the driver turns the lights off and on multiple times and then parks for a short time before exiting the parking lot.

    • The suspect observed on church surveillance equipment is wearing “police tactical” type clothing. The authenticity of the clothing is not known. Height analysis estimates the vertical distance from the floor to the top of the headwear of the suspect to be approximately 5'8".

    • In the video surveillance, the suspect appears to have a unique walk or gait. The suspect'’ feet appear to turn outward away from the body, more predominantly on the right foot. Investigators are interested in persons who fall within or near this height range, and have a similar walk or gait or may have had a similar walk or gait during the time of this offense. It is possible the suspect's gait was caused by a temporary condition, injury or other factor and the suspect will no longer exhibit this walk or gait.

    • There are several ways people can make an anonymous tip in this case. If the information provided leads to an arrest and conviction, persons that submit tips may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips can be delivered:
    • By calling Crime Stoppers of Ellis County at 972-937-PAYS (7297)
    • By calling the Midlothian Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 972-775-7634
    • By private message via our Facebook Page, Midlothian Police Department – Texas (@MidlothianTXPD )
     
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  13. No it's not

    No it's not that simple

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    GS, many thanks. How and when was this published?

    -Nin
     
  14. Gumshoe Stories

    Gumshoe Stories Missy Bevers Case Expert

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    You’re welcome. It’s on their official FB page, released an hour ago.
     
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  15. No it's not

    No it's not that simple

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    I am pretty sure his eyes are open, Mistree. You need to look at the pic on your pc.

    -Nin
     
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  16. No it's not

    No it's not that simple

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    Interesting update! They have traveled to other states as well..and they are still looking for the SWFA driver!!

    -Nin
     
  17. coastal

    coastal Well-Known Member

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    You should send them your latest image, Nin! Maybe they will recognize this SP!
     
  18. No it's not

    No it's not that simple

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    Thank you for posting them together. We need to be cautious though not to mix up the CCC killer and the SWFA driver. For now we still do not know if and how they are connected.

    ALL IMO

    -Nin
     
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  19. No it's not

    No it's not that simple

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    They were sent in.

    -Nin
     
  20. Gumshoe Stories

    Gumshoe Stories Missy Bevers Case Expert

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    I sent this image to one of the lead detectives earlier today, crediting you, @No it's not . I hope that’s okay. And I did get an acknowledgement back that it was received.
     
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