Man Dressed As Police Officer Sought In Murder Of Fitness Instructor & Mother Of Three

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Police are investigating a homicide after a fitness instructor was murdered inside a North Texas church early Monday morning.

According to reports, Terri “Missy” Bevers arrived at the Creekside Church of Christ around 4 a.m. to prepare for her Camp Gladiator class — but the mother-of-three wasn’t alone.

Motion-activated surveillance footage from the church shows someone roaming the halls dressed in tactical gear similar to what SWAT officers would wear — complete with “police” patches front and back.

Police would not reveal how they believe the 45-year-old trainer died, but confirmed she was still unloading equipment from her truck when she was killed inside the church — and later found by her boot camp students when they arrived for class.

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A review of the security footage indicates that the unidentified man — wearing tactical gear, a heavy helmet, gloves, and military-style pants — entered the building about 30 minutes before the victim, and was using a tool to pry open doors.

Though the cameras did not record any interaction between the trainer and the intruder, police say Bevers may have interrupted a burglary.

However, nothing was stolen from the church.

Midlothian Chief of Police Carl Smith expressed his doubts for finding a motive, saying:

“It’s just an odd, random situation that they would they would actually happen to come into a building that was being burglarized on a Monday morning. But all scenarios are on the table right now.”

Officials were unsure if the man had a weapon but are investigating Bevers’ death as a homicide due to her injuries.

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Bevers’ friends and family gathered for a private candlelight vigil on Monday night at the town conference center to honor of the slain mother.

We hope the suspect is found and brought to justice. Our hearts go out to Bevers loved ones at this tragic time.

Watch a clip of the creepy security footage (below):

[Image via Midlothian Texas Police Department/Facebook.]

Apr 19, 2016 4:45pm PDT

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