Mystery Surrounding the Unsolved Murder of Missy Bevers Haunts Midlothian Community Eight Years Later

MIDLOTHIAN  (WBAP/KLIF News) – Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the brutal murder of Terri “Missy” Bevers and the community will come together Thursday night for a candlelight vigil to honor her memory.

The 45-year-old wife and mother of three was killed during the early morning hours of April 18, 2016 as she was getting ready to teach a Camp Gladiator fitness class at the Creekside Church in Midlothian.

Midlothian Police said when Bevers arrived at the church around 4:30 a.m., someone wearing tactical-style clothing was inside the building lying in wait with a hammer.

The disturbing image was captured on surveillance video. Then Midlothian Assistance Police Chief Kevin Johnson pointed to a trait that the suspect, who investigators believe to be about 5’8″ inches tall, has.

“The person has a very distinct walk that should be very apparent to somebody,” he said.

Since the investigation began, detectives have poured through thousands of leads in the case. Questions continue to surround the case regarding whether or not Bevers was targeted and whether the suspect is a man or woman.

Investigators are still interested in finding a vehicle that was captured on video in the parking lot of a nearby business hours before the murder.

It appeared to be a 2010-2012 Nissan Altima, 2010-2012 Infinity G37 or similar vehicle.

The car drove slowly around the businesses, turned the lights off several times before briefly parking and then driving away.

Anyone with information in Beaver’s case is asked to contact Midlothian Police.

Last year, the community planted a tree in Bevers’ honor at Kimmel Park on North First Street. This year, they’ll honor her at the vigil at 7 p.m.

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