Sievers murder suspect no longer in Missouri jail

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Missouri man accused of killing Bonita Springs doctor Teresa Sievers may be on his way back to Southwest Florida.

Officials with the Jefferson County Jail in Missouri confirm Wayne Wright is no longer in their custody. Wright was picked up sometime overnight on Wednesday, but the jail did not confirm which law enforcement agency took him.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says Wright is not in a Lee County jail, as of Monday afternoon.

Wright and another man, Jimmy Rodgers, are behind bars, facing second-degree murder charges for Sievers’ death.

Wright and Rodgers were both seen at a Lee County Wal-Mart the day before Sievers’ body was found in her Bonita Springs home. Wright is also a childhood friend of Sievers’ husband, Mark Sievers.

Wright, 47, waived his extradition Sept. 30.

He has been held without bond in Jefferson County, until Wednesday.

Rodger is currently serving a federal prison sentence in Illinois. He violated his probation after being spotted in Florida, and will serve 6 months before facing charges for Sievers murder. Rodgers was on supervised release for a weapons charge as a felon.

Both Rodgers and Wright were both arrested originally in August.


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