Money collected in Teresa Sievers fund going to charity

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  New Thursday, we’re hearing from the reverend who laid Dr. Teresa Sievers to rest, and knew her well.

“She was a strong woman and maybe who knows whether she spoke her mind but you don’t get killed for that in the United States of America, we hope and pray. She was a wonderful wonderful person,” said Pastor Judy Lee.

WINK News is learning all the money raised online from a Teresa Sievers fund, will go to the “Good Shepherd Ministries” in Fort Myers, where she regularly attended.

That money will be used to help the poor. Part of the Good Shepherd Ministries’ mission, is to help the homeless get back on their feet, as well as provide education for young people in need. Pastor Lee says the money raised will go towards paying for education, among other things.

“I mean my heart is just full because of what happened to her and the horror of it, but because of the love of the family and the love that she gave to us personally and all of our people, I’m amazed that they would share at this time, it’s just wonderful,” said Pastor Lee.

So far, the killer is still on the run. Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers says 15 people have called in with tips or information about the case.

WINK News told you earlier this week, that Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says the murder was not random.

Sources close to the investigation say Sievers was killed with a hammer, but Sheriff Scott would not comment on that.

He did tell WINK News that the crime scene was very complicated, and there’s a lot of evidence.

WINK News also got a new report from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. We’re learning 38 deputies responded to the scene on Jarvis Road.

If you have any information on the death of Teresa Sievers, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).