MIDLOTHIAN, Texas– A fitness instructor has been murdered at a North Texas church and investigators are seeking a person dressed as a police officer who was seen on security video.
Midlothian police say the body of 45-year-old Terri “Missy” Bevers of Red Oak was found Monday by a student arriving for a class. Police say Bevers was about to teach an exercise class.
Bevers, who was a married mother of three, was killed at Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian, 20 miles southwest of Dallas. No cause of death was immediately released.
Capt. John Spann says officers found broken glass on the floor and evidence of forced entry into the church, possibly for a burglary.
The video shows the person inside the church minutes before the victim arrived before dawn Monday. The suspect wore a jacket labeled “Police,” gloves and a helmet.
In a press release posted on its Facebook page, Midlothian police say they do not know whether the suspect is a male or a female. “The department’s desire is for the public to analyze the video to see if the walk and stature of the suspect is recognizable,” police wrote in the press release.