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Slain fitness instructor got 'creepy' message

Posted at 8:45 AM, May 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-07 09:46:43-04

A fitness instructor found dead inside a Texas church last month received a "creepy" message on social media just days before her death.

According to a new search warrant obtained by several media outlets, police say Terri "Missy" Bevers showed a friend a private note she got on LinkedIn three days before she died.

The documents say the message was from a "male unknown to them both," and the friend called the content "creepy and strange."

Bevers was found dead April 18 at the Creekside Church of Christ in Midlothian just before she was scheduled to teach an exercise class there. Authorities say she suffered multiple puncture wounds to the head and chest.

Surveillance video from the church shows a suspect wandering the hallways that morning wearing police tactical gear.

Police told local station KDFW they are pursuing several new persons of interest in the case not named in the documents.