Nearly two weeks after the murder of Midlothian fitness instructor Missy Bevers, investigators searching for her killer will spend the weekend at home with their families.
The announcement was made Friday evening in an email from Midlothian Assistant Police Chief Kevin Johnson.
"We've arrived at a point where I think it's best to allow investigators a bit of a break so they can rest and recover. We will have a small crew over the weekend working the tips line, conducting some follow up, and working on some miscellaneous duties," Johnson wrote. "Unless information is received that requires immediate follow up, I would not expect significant news over the weekend. We will return from the weekend fresh and ready to carry on."
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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Investigators have been working feverishly, pouring through tips and vetting potential leads in an effort to find Bevers' killer. With no known suspects it appears police are no closer to an arrest.
The lack of credible leads has not kept the case from taking a strange twist.
On Wednesday Bevers' husband, Brandon Bevers, and her father-in-law, Randy Bevers, spent nearly an hour explaining to investigators why Randy Bevers had dropped off an apparently blood-stained shirt at a dry-cleaning business four days after the killing. The family said the blood came from a family dog.
Midlothian police said they're investigating new leads with the help of the Arlington Police Department, ATF, FBI and the Texas Rangers.
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).