New details in Sievers murder investigation

LEE COUNTY, Fla.-  Sheriff Mike Scott tells WINK News Doctor Teresa Sievers’ murder case has the most evidence he’s ever seen, and deputies are working around the clock to crack the case.

It’s been almost three weeks since Sievers was found dead in her Bonita Springs home, and no arrests have been made.

Thursday, WINK News spoke with a neighbor who said detectives returned to the scene last Friday.  She said they asked people familiar with neighborhood – if they wanted to gain access to Sievers’ home without activating the security lights, how would they do it?

That neighbor also says ever since the murder, she sleeps with her gun close by, and some parents are telling their kids to stay inside after dark.

Scott says he’s personally getting up to six updates a day, from lead investigators in the murder investigation.

He calls the Sievers’ murder investigation tragic, but fascinating. He tells WINK News it’s a complicated case, full of intricacies, twists and turns.

Sievers was found dead in her home on June 29. Sources tell WINK News she was killed with a hammer.

The sheriff has said that he knows the murder wasn’t random. He’s confident an arrest will be made, but says in the meantime, investigators have a lot of clues to look through.

“We are vigorously, that’s an understatement, looking through a multitude of leads, and evidence. A great volume and body of work at play here. One that frankly I have not seen in my time,” said Scott.

He says they are still processing all of the evidence.

Last week, WINK told you the Sievers family was donating the money collected on a GoFundMe site to Good Shepherd Ministries in Fort Myers. It was originally set up to help the family with expenses.

Now, the family says the money is no longer going to the church, it’s once again being collected for Sievers’ two little girls.

Sievers’ siblings are quoted on the page saying “they apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as they mourn.” They say they’ve taken over the page from Sievers’ husband, who is under “unbearable stress.”

The family says, if would like to ensure that your donation goes toward the Good Shepherds charity, please request a refund via the site or contact them through the “Contact Organizer” link and your donation will be returned to you as soon as possible.

 

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