Sheriff Scott shares more information in Sievers murder
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says they’re not ruling anything out when it comes to the potential of more suspects in the brutal murder of Bonita Springs Dr. Teresa Sievers.
We asked Sheriff Scott if he believes anyone else was inside the Sievers home when she was murdered.
“Well we have not ruled that out. We have not ruled out any other involvement at any level,” said Scott.
Sheriff Scott says they have a very large envelope of suspicion.
“You look at family, immediate friends, close friends, you look at business associates and things of that nature,” said Scott.
Jimmy Rodgers and Wayne Wright are sitting in jail in Missouri facing charges in Sievers’ murder. Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced Rodgers to six months in federal prison for a probation violation in an unrelated case.
Deputies say Rodgers visited Florida back in June when he allegedly killed Sievers.
“All of the evidence that we have collected, whether it is Rodgers, Wright or otherwise, is significant as I have said early on, there is a lot of it. We still have, as I stand here with you right now, evidence being processed,” said Scott.
There are now questions swirling about Sievers’ husband Mark. Did he know the two suspects?
WINK News is learning Wright and Sievers’ husband have been friends since childhood. But a neighbor of Rodgers in Missouri says she has seen Mark Sievers at Rodgers’ trailer before.
“Our team has put it all out and our foot is on the gas pedal. We want to get to the finish line, of course, where we think we have it wrapped up, but we are not there yet,” said Scott.
At this point in the case, Sheriff Scott could not confirm or deny if Sievers had a life insurance policy or if she had a new life insurance policy.