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Missy Bevers: New detective assigned to murdered fitness instructor case, in hopes of cracking the mystery of her killer

Almost two years later, the case surrounding a murdered Texas fitness instructor has not been solved. A new detective took over the case on Monday, in hopes that new set of eyes and ideas can help find the killer.

NBC reports that according to Assistant Chief of Police Kevin Johnson, the Midlothian Police Department is hoping that the new detective, Sgt. Andrew Vaughn, will be able to provide a fresh perspective, as well as decide whether something already looked at should be looked at even further.

“Somebody who perhaps sees something that we should have investigated more in-depth, or maybe something that because we were so close to the case that we missed,” Johnson told NBC.

Johnson said that tips, although not as many as before, continue to come in from all parts of the world. Authorities go through every tip and will continue to pursue each tip that comes in. Vaughan plans to go through every tip, starting from the beginning.

“Missy was a mother, daughter, wife, and had three little girls, to look across the table at her family and have to admit the amount of information that we don’t know, is frustrating,” Johnson added.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Bevers was found bludgeoned to death inside the Creekside Church of Christ on April 18, 2016.  As a Camp Gladiator fitness instructor,  she arrived at the Creekside church at a little after 4 a.m. It was a rainy, muggy morning, but the session was to go on regardless.

As she walked through the church doors to prepare for the morning’s workout session, the suspect, dressed in a police SWAT uniform, attacked Bevers with a hammer, causing numerous puncture wounds. Authorities later released surveillance footage of the suspect, but today, no arrests have been made.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the murder should contact the Missy Bevers tip line at 972-775-7624 or the Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972-937-7297, to remain anonymous.

[Feature Photo: Missy Bevers/Family Handout]