TX - Terri 'Missy' Bevers,45, murdered in church/person in SWAT gear,18 Apr 2016- # 9

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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*

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fitness-instructor-murdered-texas-church-article-1.2606128

Missy Bevers husband said “I believe she was targeted, that’s my opinion"

Fitness trainer, 45, 'murdered at church by suspect wearing police SWAT gear after she walked in on an attempted burglary'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz46EVdAgSd

LE Update/Presser on April 22, 2016


Questions have swirled around the suspect's identity, but Kristi Stout does not believe her sister-in-law died because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

'A lot of us, including myself, think she was targeted,' Stout told NBC DFW.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tml?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Link to Midlothian Police Department facebook page. Images (still and video) from the church featuring the perp can be seen here.


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Once in a while, our rules do not fit with certain cases and therefore changes need to be made.

We will try and make this as easy as possible.

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FOR OUR NEW MEMBERS: WELCOME TO WEBSLEUTHS!

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*Please no personal chatter back and forth. Welcoming someone back or making jokes at other member’s expense is not going to be allowed. The case is about Missy Bever. Please do not make the thread about you.

*If Missy’s husband posts pictures and posts on his personal public Facebook page it can be discussed and you can speculate.

*If you do speculate please do not make comments on their personal appearance. That’s just rude. You can speculate on their behavior but if you want to post something unkind about their looks please don’t.

*Speculation is allowed if it involves someone who has been named in the mainstream media and you can logically put this person at the scene of the crime or can suggest they were somehow involved. Speculation has to be based on some semblance of fact. In other words, you can’t speculate that the dry cleaning people killed Missy. The police have confirmed they believe Missy was targeted. That’s a good place to start.

*Speculation does not mean you can sleuth any of these people. Their lives have been turned upside down and the last thing they want to see is something personal and embarrassing posted on Websleuths for the world to see. No Sleuthing aka no digging into their backgrounds and posting what you find.

* Here is a hypothetical for you: Say you were face to face with the person you are getting ready to post about. This person also knows your real name. Would you say what you are getting ready to post to this person’s face? Please think before you post.

*We have an unfair advantage. We are anonymous. Your words are very powerful and they will be on the Internet forever. You will own those words when the truth is found out about Missy's murder.

To review:

*Yes you can speculate as long as it is logical and done in a mature manner.

*Yes you can discuss the pictures Missy's husband posted on his personal and public Facebook page. You cannot discuss any comments unless they are from Missy’s husband personally.

*Yes you can discuss all pictures/ videos as long as you can source them to a legitimate source . Do not post or discuss the Twitter picture that showed the face blown up. This looks like some sort of photo-shopped picture and it can’t be sourced

I am completely responsible for any confusion that has gone on in this thread. Sparky is doing a great job and she was doing what I taught her to do. I want to publically thank Sparky for her hard work and dedication.

OK Newbies and Old Time Websleuths Members, go forth and DISCUSS!

Sincerely,
Tricia Griffith
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PS. Please forgive spelling and grammatical errors. I am half asleep as I write.
 
Most recent search warrant - Missy's iPhone and iPad. I downloaded and converted so it is now searchable. Feel free to download if anyone wants it.


 

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Yeah, that's true about the punctuation. Good point!

Yes, I use YouVersion as well so I probably should have checked to see what the Verse of the Day was before I mentioned it. However, it's still possible that he's on a bible study plan that has different scriptures each day. I guess it really doesn't matter to me because I have never believed that Brandon was involved in this. The only thing that BB's posted scripture tells me is that he is trying to hold his tongue more--which I realize we didn't see yesterday when he responded to the FB post on MPD's page.

I still believe that BB is not sure what to say and is starting to realize that no matter what he says--his words will be torn apart. He seems to be getting more angry about what has happened, maybe it's sinking in that Missy is gone, so I'm sure that he is having a hard time staying silent. I'm sure having the search warrant information come out yesterday wasn't easy for him. He probably already knew but now he has to see the sadness in everyone else's eyes that now knows a little more about what happened that morning. I see his scripture sharing as only a part of that....trying to say as much as he can through scripture without coming out and saying what he's really thinking.

Sorry, I just don't see BB (or RB) involved in this in any way. To me, they are only a family grieving. I don't think anyone can say what that's supposed to look like. Grief isn't pretty!

BTW, my verse today is Proverbs 3:5: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." :)

MOO.




BBM: I think so too! I wondered if the reality isn't starting to set in for their family. After someone passes, there are arrangements to make, people everywhere, & you're so busy taking care of things that when everyone goes home and the memorials are over--the reality of life without your loved one is all you have left.

My heart hurts for him & Missy's girls. Again, MOO.

I agree--but I also think that his angry is also partly that they have not arrested the perp. I would be angry if after 2 weeks, justice for my loved one was served. I can't imagine what people go thru when something like this happens and the perp is not caught right away.
 
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Yeah, that's true about the punctuation. Good point!

Yes, I use YouVersion as well so I probably should have checked to see what the Verse of the Day was before I mentioned it. However, it's still possible that he's on a bible study plan that has different scriptures each day. I guess it really doesn't matter to me because I have never believed that Brandon was involved in this. The only thing that BB's posted scripture tells me is that he is trying to hold his tongue more--which I realize we didn't see yesterday when he responded to the FB post on MPD's page.

I still believe that BB is not sure what to say and is starting to realize that no matter what he says--his words will be torn apart. He seems to be getting more angry about what has happened, maybe it's sinking in that Missy is gone, so I'm sure that he is having a hard time staying silent. I'm sure having the search warrant information come out yesterday wasn't easy for him. He probably already knew but now he has to see the sadness in everyone else's eyes that now knows a little more about what happened that morning. I see his scripture sharing as only a part of that....trying to say as much as he can through scripture without coming out and saying what he's really thinking.

Sorry, I just don't see BB (or RB) involved in this in any way. To me, they are only a family grieving. I don't think anyone can say what that's supposed to look like. Grief isn't pretty!

BTW, my verse today is Proverbs 3:5: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." :loser:

MOO.




BBM: I think so too! I wondered if the reality isn't starting to set in for their family. After someone passes, there are arrangements to make, people everywhere, & you're so busy taking care of things that when everyone goes home and the memorials are over--the reality of life without your loved one is all you have left.

My heart hurts for him & Missy's girls. Again, MOO.



I agree--but I also think that his angry is also partly that they have not arrested the perp. I would be angry if after 2 weeks, justice for my loved one was served. I can't imagine what people go thru when something like this happens and the perp is not caught right away.
 
Which would make people more desperate, right? I hear that is why so many people are turning to heroin---they can no longer get prescription opioids.

The regulations basically just drove the price of opiates up; so they're mainly harder to get because of the price, not because of the regulations themselves. Heroin is cheaper so that's why it's being used more.

I think the comment about drug retaliation was a good thought, but I am not getting a drug vibe from this case. I think it will boil down to pride in the end. Someone's pride was hurt somehow and it just wasn't acceptable to the perpetrator. I mentioned once before that I think it's possible the killer acted on behalf of someone without that person having any idea about it...I still think that's possible.
 
Which would make people more desperate, right? I hear that is why so many people are turning to heroin---they can no longer get prescription opioids.

In this case, in Texas all one has to do is drive to Mexico, go to a pharmacy & purchase any kind of drugs you want at really good prices. You tell the pharmacist what kind of drugs you want, he writes the prescription, gives you the meds & off you go. With all the drug wars going on you couldn't pay me enough to make a trip to Mexico at this time. If someone were desperate enough they would probably take a chance on it.
 
In this case, in Texas all one has to do is drive to Mexico, go to a pharmacy & purchase any kind of drugs you want at really good prices. You tell the pharmacist what kind of drugs you want, he writes the prescription, gives you the meds & off you go. With all the drug wars going on you couldn't pay me enough to make a trip to Mexico at this time. If someone were desperate enough they would probably take a chance on it.

My mother in law does this regularly with no fear at all. I keep hoping one time she won't return. [emoji849]
 
Something that has been on my mind lately is the last minute decision to move the class inside/under awning because of bad weather. Does this murder take place if that doesn't happen? What time did MB post that the class was being moved inside? I thought it was 9pm the night before but I could be wrong. Assuming the killer reads that post at exactly 9pm then that would give them roughly only 6 hours to plan this thing out. Can someone confirm what time MB posted that the class was being moved inside?

If the weather is good and the class is not moved inside then does MB even enter the church? If she does enter the church no matter rain or sunshine then the killer would have to know this, or else their just "hoping" she enters the church. And then they would have to have general knowledge of what rooms she would enter considering the size of the church. All seems like a huge gamble or someone knew MB routine on the mornings of the camps. I guess my biggest question does MB enter the church for every camp she holds at the church no matter what the weather is like?
 
Kudos go to Curious21 for abiding by TOS for so long on this case. I admire you're steadfastness in doing the right thing, C21!
 
About the bible verses, the app has so many plans to pick from that I gave up trying to find which one might have the same verses that match the dates they are posted. I do think his choices are coming from a daily plan of some sort.
 
Bill, I'm going with 10 or 13 for now. IMO
Far be it from me to bump my own post, but I just got through thoroughly reading this article and thinking about it. I know that there are many different theories about Missy's killer: the motive, age, psychological profile. Each of our theories is valid to ourselves. But this was an apparently well-planned, pre-meditated, cold-blooded murder. Missy was beaten to death in the head and chest with a hammer---not just blunt-force trauma but puncturing trauma.

I think it would help us catch the killer if we could develop a realistic profile of them. This article outlines a 22-point scale of murders. It was developed by a forensic psychologist at Columbia University.

Personally, I think the killer falls somewhere between 11 and 14 on this scale. Check it out and then test your own theory against the scale. Where does the killer rate?

MOO, y'all.

So the same morning she was killed they discussed this? THUD*
The day before, yes.

Me too!

Now that's the onion. The kids had to go to school and everyone knew that Missy had a busy morning. Now dad just got better but decided to travel a long distance to be on a long boat ride to go fishing? That does seem strange. Now I know it's a annual trip. But to go this year after just getting somewhat better in March while still needing to get a therapeutic spa is kind of akward to have a male bonding trip and not a family trip.

But he may be feeling guilty about that. So who am I to besmirche his decision.
Not to mention he had a "minor procedure" the day (or 2) before he left on this one! IMO
Hi Mom, I can't find in the docs where it's stated "tools from the church" only that suspect was seen carrying tools throughout the church consistent with her wounds. I keep reading this darned warrant over and over. Am I missing a portion? Thanks!

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I thought the same thing. It clearly states this. For now, I have no reason to believe that the perp "went to the kitchen and got a knife" or any other weapon other than the tools he already had in the video. We don't know what else s/he had in those pockets! IMO

JMO
 
Because of an experience I had many years ago, I wonder if steroids might be involved rather than pain medication. I had the misfortune to have horrid skin allergies & went to an allergy specialist.
It turns out that he was a quack of the highest order. He gave me massive amounts of steroids & before I knew it, I was just flat out mad at the world & very aggressive. There was absolutely no reason for me to have those feelings. My logical self took me back to my primary care doctor who took me off the steroids & I soon became normal. Missy's killer was so brutal that I suspect they were just burning with a hate filled rage. Steroids can do that to someone.

I do think this is a possibility.
 
Kudos go to Curious21 for abiding by TOS for so long on this case. I admire you're steadfastness in doing the right thing, C21!

Thank you, and thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. It's been pretty hard "keeping my mouth shut" regarding details about this case but I didn't want to compromise the case especially if LE felt like certain details shouldn't be stated to the public. -I'm sure they've had their reasons doing so.

There has been a lot more patrolling day and night so I give our little big town Midlo police dept. many thanks!

I'm still undecided on whether this was a targeted hit on MB or a burglary/video gamer wanna be real(that was surprised and caught off guard by MB) - gone very very badly.
 
Something that has been on my mind lately is the last minute decision to move the class inside/under awning because of bad weather. Does this murder take place if that doesn't happen? What time did MB post that the class was being moved inside? I thought it was 9pm the night before but I could be wrong. Assuming the killer reads that post at exactly 9pm then that would give them roughly only 6 hours to plan this thing out. Can someone confirm what time MB posted that the class was being moved inside?

If the weather is good and the class is not moved inside then does MB even enter the church? If she does enter the church no matter rain or sunshine then the killer would have to know this, or else their just "hoping" she enters the church. And then they would have to have general knowledge of what rooms she would enter considering the size of the church. All seems like a huge gamble or someone knew MB routine on the mornings of the camps. I guess my biggest question does MB enter the church for every camp she holds at the church no matter what the weather is like?

I think she enters the building regardless. I bet she would have the building unlocked for people that needed to use the restroom or refill a water bottle.

The perp *knew* MB's routine. He knew exactly what she was going to do, and the plan was not dependent upon the weather. IMOO
 
Hi guys, I apologise for asking about something that I must have missed, in the warrant I read that the wounds were consistent with tools the subject was seen carrying around the church.
Now I have read here in a few places that the tools were "from" the church but I cannot find this in the warrant. Is this just opinion or fact?
My opinion is that perp had his own breaching tools.
Thanks in advance for any links found. This case has grown legs and keeps getting away from me.

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The open doors to the outside on the video seem like a lure to get her inside since people have posted that the exercisers would leave doors open That implies premeditation as does all the gear the perp wore.
 
There's actually a "profiling for dummies" site. Not sure what to make of that, but it seems to have some very basic criminal profiling tips.

Profiling also plays an important role in determining whether a crime scene is staged. Staging means changing the appearance of the scene so that it looks like the murder took place in a different manner and for a different reason. A classic example: the husband who kills his wife in a fit of anger, then empties drawers and closets, knocks over furniture, and breaks a door lock or window to make it appear as though a burglar committed the crime. When investigators discover that the wife was severely bludgeoned and stabbed 20 times, the light of suspicion falls on the husband. A burglar wouldn't engage in such overkill, preferring instead to kill and run. Overkill usually is personal, with anger as the common underlying drive.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/forensics-profiling-the-perpetrator.html
 
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