Midlothian police say lab tests show blood on a shirt Missy Bevers' father-in-law dropped off at a dry cleaning business is not human blood.
The women's long-sleeved shirt that appeared to be stained with blood was dropped off at a Midlothian dry cleaner four days after Bevers was found murdered.
The family said the blood came from a family dog, who was involved in a fight with another family member's dog. Police said Monday the test results from the University of North Texas Science Center Laboratory show the blood was definitively not from a human.
Bevers, 45, died April 18 after she was attacked inside the Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian. The mother of three had arrived at the church around 4 a.m. to prepare for her early-morning Camp Gladiator fitness class.
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On April 22, Randy Bevers, 64, brought a white XXL women's long-sleeved shirt to the Dry Clean Super Center of Midlothian, according to a previously released search warrant.
Kristi Stout, Missy Bevers' sister-in-law, told NBC 5 that her father, Randy Bevers, had to separate dogs that began fighting in her kitchen.
Stout said one of the dogs — a 13-year-old Chihuahua that belonged to her step-mother, Vikki Bevers — 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.
Investigation Into Missy Bevers' Death Continues
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).