Another Doctor Possible Target In Creighton Killings

Franque Thompson

OMAHA (KPTM)- A break-in could be the latest breakthrough in the investigation into the Creighton killings. A doctor from the pathology department said her home was broken into the same day her colleague and his wife were killed in May. Now she wonders if she was being targeted as well.

Police say Anthony Garcia has been arrested in connection to the slayings of Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife in May 2013, as well as the deaths of 11-year old Thomas Hunter and Shirlee Sherman in March 2008.

Garcia worked closely with Dr. Chhanda Bewtra at the Creighton pathology department. Bewtra said she did have a part in Garcia's firing from the department, along with her colleagues Dr. Hunter and Dr. Brumback.

The same day Dr. Brumback and his wife were killed at their home, Bewtra's home was broken into. She said she doesn't know if the break-in was in connection with the killings. Bewtra said, thankfully, no one was there.

"Could have been a very bad situation if we were home. I do not want to think about it," she said.

Bewtra said it was about two o'clock on May 12th when she was called about a break-in at her home because the alarm was going off. Financial records show Garcia buying lunch just one mile away from Bewtra's home about 20 minutes after the alarm went off.

"Made me feel very anxious and very shocked to realize he was that close to our place," said Bewtra.

She said now that Garcia has been arrested, she can be at ease again in her own home and mind.

"The main feeling was much relief and feel much safer and feel better for all my colleagues in the department, especially Dr. Hunter," said Bewtra.

Bewtra said nothing was damaged or stolen from her home.

Police said they cannot comment on the break-in because investigators are still looking into Garcia's case.