Was Another Creighton Doctor Targeted?

A third doctor who was around when Dr. Anthony Garcia was fired from the Creighton Pathology residency program in 2001 has come forward to share her story of a home break-in the same weekend as the Brumback

Dr. Anthony Garcia, 40, is pictured in this photo released by the Omaha Police. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said that Garcia was arrested Monday, July 15, 2013, in Illinois. Garcia has been linked to both the May 2013 Omaha slayings of 65-year-old Roger Brumback and 65-year-old Mary Brumback and the 2008 stabbing deaths of an 11-year-old Thomas Hunter and his family housekeeper, 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman. The slain Brumback and Hunter fired Garcia in 2001 when he was a pathology resident at Creighton Medical School. (AP Photo/Omaha Police)

A third doctor who was around when Dr. Anthony Garcia was fired from the Creighton Pathology residency program in 2001 has come forward to share her story of a home break-in the same weekend as the Brumback's were murdered.

Last week, Channel 6 News broke the story of the break-in and how some investigators believed Dr. Chhandra Bewtra would have been in danger had she been at home.

On Mother's Day, Dr. Bewtra was at lunch when her cellphone alarmed. The security notified her that an alarm had gone off. Someone broke in to the back door of her Omaha home.

She tells Channel 6 News there was nothing missing and didn't contact police. She didn't think twice about it until after her colleague Dr. Roger Brumback and his wife Mary turned up dead two days later.

Police believe the Brumback couple was killed on the same day as the break-in.

Bewtra played a role in Dr. Garcia's dismissal from the department in 2001.

Reporter: "Do you consider you could have been victim number five?"
Dr. Chhandra Bewtra: "It's very disturbing. But any break-in is disturbing. Any kind of break-in. We're not sure yet if it was him or anybody else."

Reporter: "What have your friends been saying about this after they learned of the close call?"
Bewtra: "Obviously, they are very concerned for us. And they think, also, that we were very lucky not to be at home when this happened."

Police aren't commenting on the possible connection.

Court records indicate Dr. Garcia ate at a restaurant that same day at 72nd and Pacific -- not far from Bewtra's home.


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