Speculation has been high regarding a bloody shirt that Missy Bever’s father-in-law took the cleaners just four days after Missy Bevers was murdered at Creekside Church in Midlothian, Texas.
Missy Bevers, 45, was killed on April 18 after arriving at the Creekside Church of Christ at 4 a.m. to teach to boot camp fitness class. Her killer was waiting there, clearly seen on surveillance camera, walking the halls, looking in rooms casually. What isn’t clear is what the perpetrator looked like, as the person was so heavily garbed in police gear, including a helmet, that it’s difficult to even determine a gender.
Everyone in Missy’s circle has been looked at intensely, as police are desperate for any clues into Missy Bever’s murder. The bloody shirt her father-in-law, Randy Bevers, 64, took the cleaners was a woman’s white XXL long-sleeved shirt, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The family said the blood was from a dog fight, saying the family dog got into a fight with another family member’s dog. Kristi Stout, Missy Bevers’ sister-in-law, said that her father, Randy Bevers, separated the dogs when the dog fight broke out in the kitchen, causing the bloody shirt. Stout said that a 13-year-old Chihuahua that belonged to her stepmother died in the fight.
“Carrying the dog from the house to the veterinarian clinic, it was bloody. So, therefore, blood on the shirt,” said Randy Bevers.
Midlothian police announced on Monday night that the test results were back on the bloody shirt from the University of North Texas Science Center Laboratory. The lab tests determined that the blood on the shirt taken to the dry cleaners by Missy Bever’s father-in-law is not human blood, according to NBC News.
“Much conjecture has surrounded this shirt and the family member who dropped it off,” police said in a statement. “We hope the release of this information will serve to resolve the questions that have arisen.”
Police said in a news conference last month that there are no family, friends, or coworkers of Missy Bevers that are considered suspects.
“It’s just like the officer said today when I met with them; myself and everybody else in this investigation, despite the fact that they’ve come out and said they’re no longer suspects doesn’t mean they’ve been eradicated from the investigation because the door has to remain open,” Brandon Bevers, Missy Bevers’ husband, told reporters. “Once they’ve scoured the field they should never close the door, you know.”
“There’s no reason why an individual would break into a church, dressed in that type of clothing and stage a robbery, or what would appear to be a robbery – going through the building, breaking glass and opening doors,” Brandon Bevers said. “If that person was really there to commit a robbery, why did they kill my wife and leave her wedding ring on her finger?”
Brandon Bevers has appealed to his wife’s killer. “Turn yourself in. Do what’s right. Don’t live the rest of your life with this in your heart because it will eat you like cancer. The same applies with my family. We need closure. This is going to eat us alive for many years to come.”
No arrest has yet been made in the case of the murder of Missy Bevers. The latest lab results of the bloody shirt put police back at square one.
Oak Farms Dairy has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and grand jury indictment of the person or people responsible for Missy Bevers’ death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department’s tip line at 972-775-7624. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward and can also remain anonymous by contacting Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972-937-PAYS (7297).
[Image via Missy Bevers/Facebook]