BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- 8:02 PM — Lee County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing the homicide investigation at 27034 Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are pursuing several leads at this time and the investigation remains active.
Dr. Teresa Sievers was found dead Monday morning.
More than 48 hours later, on Wednesday afternoon, the Sievers’ Jarvis Road home is still taped off.
Dozens of training academy recruits, from the SWFL Public Service Academy, combed the home and surrounding area on Wednesday morning, helping detectives look for evidence. WINK News followed them across the street, to a nearby park, where they continued their search.
Also on scene earlier Wednesday, were members of Statewide Security. An employee tells WINK News the company did provide security for the Sievers’ home, but that’s all they would say.
Our cameras were rolling as the security company members put on gloves and booties and appeared to go inside the home.
Our partners at the News-Press spoke to Sievers’ sister, who said she returned to Southwest Florida early from a family vacation, and was found dead a day later.
As the investigation continues, neighbors say they are hoping detectives will have a break in the case soon.
“Whoever expects to have something like this happen so our thoughts and prayers are with the children and with the spouse and even with the person who did this, because they had to be desperate or not well. That’s where my mind is, instead of being afraid. I trust the deputies,” said Carol Cook-Moore, a neighbor.
Another neighbor tells WINK, she heard a shrill sometime around 5 in the morning on Monday. Still another says he heard a man’s voice shouting, shortly after that, coming from the direction of the Sievers’ home.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how she was killed and if deputies have any persons of interest. We’ve been asking the sheriff’s office all along, whether they think this is a random crime or targeted, they haven’t answered.
Family and friends have set up fundraising accounts. If you’d like to help, click here to donate to the GoFundMe page. It was opened Monday by Sievers’ colleague Lenka Spiska, a licensed massage therapist and intuitologist.
A former patient of Sievers has also set up an account in her name at Capital Bank Brooks Grande Plaza located at 8100 Health Park Center Blvd. in Bonita Springs.
Detectives are asking that any suspicious activity be reported – and that for anyone who was in the area who may have seen or heard anything to contact them at (239) 477-1000.
Authorities also advocate basic safety precautions including locking doors to homes and vehicles.
To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS(8477). Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org via text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD; or through the TipSubmit app on any Smart phone.