Sunday marks a grim anniversary in North Texas: the murder of 45-year-old Missy Bevers in Midlothian.
Five years ago, on April 18, 2016, someone killed Bevers at Creekside Church of Christ.
Surveillance video from inside the church shows a person dressed in “police tactical type clothing” inside the church before Bevers arrived to teach a fitness class.
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Midlothian police say, in the past five years, investigators have received more than 3,000 tips from around the world and detectives have traveled across the state following leads.
The department has brought on a former federal agent who has the primary responsibility of looking at the Bevers case.
"We feel confident there will be an arrest," Midlothian Police Chief Carl Smith said Friday.
The person seen in the video is thought to be 5’8” and at the time had a distinctive walk.
“The suspect appears to have a unique walk or gait. The suspect's feet appear to turn outward away from the body, more predominantly on the right foot,” police said. “It is possible the gait was caused by a temporary condition, injury or other factor and the suspect may no longer exhibit this walk or gait.”
Missy Bevers' husband Brandon declined an interview request this week but did refer a reporter to longtime family friends Andrea Walton and Connie Hatten.
"Kind of unbelievable it's been five years," Walton said.
She said the community is trying to support the Bevers' family.
"I think the evidence will be clear and whether that's now or in the future, I know that's what we pray for the family," Walton said.
Hatten said it's hard on everyone with no arrest and no information about what happened.
"It's gut wrenching," Hatten said.
The two said they will remember the happy times they shared with Missy Bevers at soccer games and other family events.
Police are also looking for more information about a car seen in video from the parking lot of a nearby business.
“The vehicle appears consistent with a 2010-2012 Nissan Altima, 2010-2012 Infinity G37 or similar vehicle,” police said. “The vehicle of interest is driving slowly around the closed business; the driver turns the lights off and on multiple times and then parks for a short time before exiting the parking lot.”
Police encourage anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Ellis County at 972-937-PAYS (7297) or the Midlothian Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 972-775-7634.