TX - Terri 'Missy' Bevers,45, murdered in church/person in SWAT gear,18 Apr 2016 #25

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  1. Sparky

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    "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
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    Images (still and video) from the church featuring the perp can be seen here.


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  3. Sparky

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    Good Afternoon!

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  4. Caffeine

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    Question: Her fitness class she taught at church...any idea if it's both male or female? Ages?
     
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    Yes, co-Ed. In fact iirc, there was a married couple at her class that morning. But I believe that's just local rumor and wasn't officially stated. Age? Probably 18+
     
  6. WannaBDetective

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    Responding to OJ/blood spatter post. Simson stated he would never wear Bruno Magli's (size 12's were found all over the scene.) Only a couple hundred were sold in the US ever of that size. It was a key point that resulted in the civil trial being successful. I don't believe that picture of him wearing the Bruno Magli's was available for the criminal trial. Which he "won".

    Maybe "subjective" is the wrong word then for the splatter or shoe prints. But as the OJ trials pointed out, unless you have someone to "match" it to (picture or otherwise), it's random data.
     
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    TGIF! Maybe an arrest or update from LE will come today. It seems they usually tell us stuff on Friday. IMO

    I'll post my SP profile in a bit- it's always changing!
     
  8. Caffeine

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    I don't know if he's been officially ruled out or if he has an alibi, but from an LE standpoint, the husband should be looked at closely.

    Conversely, this could be a result of an extramarital affair gone terribly wrong as well. But overall I think the killer here is male.

    Missy was a fitness instructor, I'd be interested in what types of defensive wounds she had, anything under her nails etc. Physically, she stood a better chance defending herself than many other people her age. In fact, against another female armed with a hammer I wouldn't be surprised if she managed to get away.

    There's obviously lots of variables here, but I'm still leaning to a male attacker.
     
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    just posting this for some who are losing heart in the investigation,
    This is a completely different murder, which was solved 5 years later, and just as important is the LE statement about not revealing evidence.
    Hang it there guys, justice will be served, its just a matter of time.

    In just under five years, police were able to track their case back to Diaz, "through good old fashioned police work," and new DNA matching techniques.
    "This investigation has been a complicated process and we have taken the most careful path to obtain the best evidence."
    Kirby, who does not want to ruin what he calls a rock-solid case, was careful of what he divulged during a morning news conference Friday.
    The final link in the murder investigation was officially made two weeks ago when detectives recovered a pair of Diaz' work gloves and a rock star energy drink, "he discarded on the ground."
    :worms:
     
  10. Dushi

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    &#8220;At this point, none of her family, friends or coworkers are suspects,&#8221; Johnson said.
    Bevers' family, including her husband Brandon Bevers and father-in-law Randy Bevers, have provided detailed and verified alibis for the time of the murder, Johnson said, and are no longer actively considered suspects, though no one will be definitively ruled out until the case is solved.

    http://www.waxahachietx.com/article/20160520/NEWS/160529975

    Of course, we know this could change
     
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    I'll take my turn now at playing Clue. Everything I say is JMO.

    SP is a Hispanic male 20-35 years old, probably a resident of the greater DFW metropolitian area
    I believe he was hired by 1 or more others
    I believe SP has killed before & enjoys it
    Motive: Missy either heard or saw some type of illegal activity that made her a danger. Thus the reason for her "not acting like her normal self" for a couple of weeks before the murder.
    I think there is a good chance that SP is now safely in Mexico where he will lay low until some of the heat dies down.
    I know LE will continue to diligently work the case but I think an arrest is several years down the road. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  12. Kamy

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    I picked up the latest People mag a couple of days ago and I have a question about a comment made in the article. We know Missy received that
    creepy Linkedin message (the article states "fewer than 3 days before her murder") but had it been stated in any of these threads that message came
    from a man? I didn't know it had been established that a man had sent it. I'm asking because its possible I missed that post.
     
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    The new warrants seek Bevers' communications over LinkedIn, a social networking service for professionals. The documents say she was a regular user of the site. Less than three days before her murder, a friend told law enforcement, Bevers showed the friend a private Linked In message she had received.

    The message "was from a male unknown to them both, and they both agreed that the message was creepy and strange," the warrant says.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/docs-ch...issy-bevers-received-creepy-linkedin-message/
     
  14. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers Keep your eyes glued to the floor

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    Have they always lived in Midlothian? It affects my answer though it doesn't make a huge difference.

    Female, 30ish, from Midlothian or other area BB has lived or worked.

    Reason: Obsessed with BB. Their real or imagined relationship leaves her angry, jealous, and irrational. She's been stalking both of them.

    Not sure if she thinks killing MB will result in getting BB or if she just wants revenge.

    I don't think she is known to us but is probably known to LE.

    So kind of a Fatal Attraction thing.
     
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    If they have not identified the author of the creepy message, they can't know if its male or female,just because it looks like a text from a male. JMO...............not sure, but I think she received the text when she was in Austin.
     
  16. Kamy

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    Thanks Dushi

    I agree, thats why I never considered the sender of the message as gender specific. If they didn't know who sent
    it then it could have been a female in disguise.

    AC Johnson commented in the article too "This is a frustrating case".

    I'm not looking for a bombshell presser today.....but I would love for it to happen.
    Unless something really breaks for MPD, I don't see this as a quick close case.
    MOO
     
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    Regarding male/female
    All we really have is the wording in the warrant
    As we know, anyone can use any name on SM
     
  18. Scout

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    What I meant is how would blood spatter analysis benefit this investigation?

    Blood spatter analysis is useful for reconstructing the crime -- what happened and in what sequence. I'm just not seeing its benefit in this case.

    For those talking about shoe prints, prints in blood are not blood spatter. Blood spatter is created by droplets of blood flying through the air and landing on a surface.
     
  19. Potonian

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    And that's why blood splatter evidence is important to get...you don't wait til you have find the killer to say ' oh we better go back and look for blood splatter evidencenow that might help get a conviction'. Blood splatter evidence in a murder such as this can help determine many things ...such as the positions of the SP and MB at various times of the attack , maybe even which blow was struck first and if it was from the front or back, force of the blows ,etc etc
    All those things can be testified to by an expert in order to show the jury how the murder was committed.
     
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    That's my point. Why, in this case, would it be helpful to know any of those things? This isn't an altercation that turned deadly where the defendant (if ever caught and charged) will be able to claim self defense or accidental homicide. The mystery in this case is not how did it happen, but who did it.
     
  21. TheOtherChristina

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    Totally agree. Blood spatter evidence in this case can help identify the murder weapon, can corroborate the estimated height of the perp, can tie the crime to the SWAT gear if it's ever found, and can give information that can be considered in conjunction with MB's wounds to help solidify the narrative of the attack.
     
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