Police indicate she may have happened to interrupt a burglary at the church.
Terri ‘Missy’ Bevers, a married mother of three daughters, and a Texas fitness instructor in Midlothian, Texas, was brutally murdered Monday morning at a local church where she had gone to conduct a fitness class.
Described by a friend as a “woman of God who loved her husband, children, and friends,” Bevers had made her final posting on facebook Sunday night, encouraging members of her boot-camp style fitness class to attend the training Monday morning, in spite of the rain.
“No excuses, you are Gladiators!,” she posted, along with a photo with the message, “if it’s raining, we’re still training.”
When members of the class arrived at the church at 5 a.m. Monday morning, they found her there, murdered.
Police were called, and found evidence of broken entry into the building, and into several rooms. There was a lot of broken glass on the floor, officers reported.
They also found video surveillance footage, showing a man in the building wearing SWAT gear, but he had already escaped by the time they arrived.
Terri Bevers, who went by Missy Bevers, is survived by her husband, Brandon Bevers, and their three daughters, ages 15, 13 and 8.
A $10,000 reward has been offered in the case to anyone who provides information that leads to the man’s arrest and grand indictment, say police.
Anyone with information is asked to call Midlothian Police at 972-775-3333 or Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972-937-7297.
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