Boss: Sievers murder suspect admitted to being in Florida at time of killing

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CADET, Mo. – Jimmy Rodgers’ boss at JV Contracting in eastern Missouri tells WINK News Rodgers clocked out at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 and returned to work Tuesday, June 30.

His boss, Tyler Juliette, says he believes it was Monday, June 29, the day Teresa Sievers was found brutally murdered in her Bonita Springs home, when Rodgers admitted something very important.

“My foreman… asked him to come in and he said he couldn’t because he was in Florida,” said Juliette.

Juliette says Rodgers later told him he was in Florida visiting his brother who had just graduated from law school.

Juliette says last week investigators called him and told him they planned to arrest Rodgers.

“They just called and asked me if I knew what time his shift would be over. So I told them and they said they needed him home a little sooner and if there was anyway I could get him home sooner,” said Juliette.

At the request of deputies, Juliette says he called Rodgers and told him his probation officer needed to see him for a check-up.

Juliette says as Rodgers was heading back to the office, deputies pulled him over in nearby Potosi and took him into custody.

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