BONITA SPRINGS – Mother of two, Dr. Teresa Ann Sievers, 46, is the victim of a homicide in Bonita Springs and Lee County Sheriff’s Office authorities are now asking for anyone who heard or saw anything in connection to this to call them.
LCSO on Monday went Monday at 9:45 a.m. to Sievers’ address at 27034 Jarvis Road in Bonita Springs regarding her death.
Major Crimes detectives responded due to the nature of the incident and determined it to be a homicide.
LCSO now is asking neighbors to “remain vigilant and if they see any suspicious activity to please report it.”
Employees at her office – Restorative Health and Healing Center in Estero – said she didn’t show up for work on Monday, despite having scheduled patients.
The center that Sievers ran was a hormone therapy and holistic healing practice. When deputies went to check on her, they found her lifeless at her Bonita Springs home, staff said.
Tuesday morning, a sign was placed on her office door informing patients of her passing.
The home on Jarvis Road, off E. Terry Street, has been surrounded with crime scene tape since deputies were called there.
Authorities have been speaking with neighbors.
“They just asked about any suspicious behavior in the neighborhood – if we heard any dogs barking late that night when we got back,” said Kevin Zitto Collins.
Some neighbors we spoke with said they are locking their doors and keeping an eye out.
After 32 hours, there was still a heavy law enforcement presence at the home.
Many staff and patients Tuesday that we spoke with described the doctor as a friend – the type of doctor who would stuff a 36-hour workday into 24-hours.
Patient Karen Gardino feared the worst when she rushed to her doctor’s home after getting word that Sievers was no longer alive.
“I said ‘please don’t tell me it’s that house,'” said Gardino.
Another patient, Teresa Hemmer remembers how the doctor: “Would actually reach out and grab my hands and pray for me – pray with me – knowing that I’m a spiritual person.”
Many neighbors, friends and patients are now left asking who could do this to her?
Just last month, she along with her husband and two young daughters graced the pages of eBella magazine looking healthy and happy.
“I can’t even imagine,” said Hemmer. “I’m devastated and she’s not even my family. I can’t imagine how it feels to be her family.”
Gardino says: “She was just a wonderful person… She had all that talent and now it’s gone.”
Sievers once served on the board of Our Mother’s Home, a local group that caters to pregnant teens and young mothers.
Her staff have made arrangements for another doctor to handle her medical cases.
Detectives are asking for anyone that was in the area of Sievers’ Jarvis Road address who may have seen or heard anything to contact them at (239) 477-1000.