MIDLOTHIAN (CBSDFW.COM) – Midlothian police confirm that cameras outside of Creekside Church where fitness instructor Missy Bevers was killed weren’t functioning the day of her death.
Her body was found early Monday morning inside Creekside Church, where she was getting ready to lead a 5 a.m. boot camp class. According to police, Bevers’ killer actually broke into the church before she arrived. Investigators later found broken glass on the floor. The circumstances do not add up, and even authorities are saying that this case is unusual.
In surveillance video, the suspect is seen wandering the halls of the church dressed head-to-toe in police SWAT gear. The suspect could be a man or a woman, officials said. The heavy tactical gear makes it hard to identify the individual. The motive behind the attack remains unclear. Authorities stated that Bevers may have interrupted a burglary. She also advertised the class date, time and location online.
However, some clues suggest that this was a targeted attack. Attorney and former police officer Pete Schulte said, “This is not your routine burglary. I don’t want to say anything’s routine but, if somebody’s going to try to go burglarize a business, they’re going to get in and get out and try to grab as much stuff as they can and then leave.” In the security video, the suspect is never seen taking anything from the church. Police said they’re still reviewing security camera video from around the area for anything that my help solve the case.
One federal agency confirmed Wednesday night they’re assisting in the case. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) local bomb sniffing dog “Titan” and his Agent have searched the building and grounds of the church. Some clues “Titan” could hit on are cast off gun casings and gun residue. Officials didn’t say whether or not the dog provided any breaks in the case.
This was the first murder in Midlothian in the past seven years. Oak Farms Dairy is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the suspect’s arrest and indictment.
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