The random murder of a 46-year-old former trainer at a resort in Minnesota last week shocked the small town of Nisswa with its meaninglessness.
Bethany Bernatsky moved to Cozy Bay Resort a few weeks before being shot last Thursday. However, the quiet place seems to have been dangerously close to the tense domestic drama unveiled across the street.
The accused shooter, 26-year-old Cameron J. Moser, reportedly harassed the former owner of the resort. The former owner happened to be the family of his former girlfriend.
According to Bret Jevning, who owns an RV park directly across from the resort, Moser “has made a mistake. [Bernatsky] For my daughter when he is said to have shot her, Minneapolis. ” Star Tribune Report.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard confirmed on Tuesday that he was investigating the possibility that the murder was a false identity case and called it “one of the scenarios we are working on.” ..
It wasn’t immediately clear why Moser was targeting his ex-girlfriend, but Jebner Tribune Moser came to RV Park in search of her and seemed angry that she stopped using drugs. Probably one of the reasons for their dissolution.
“He used to make fun of her [drugs] Jevening reportedly said Moser was “angry because he did not allow access to his daughter.”
A criminal accusation written by a Crow County investigator also said that Moser had previously had a relationship with the daughter of a former resort owner, and Molly Lake RV a week before the shooting he was looking for his ex. He points out that he visited the park. she.
Moser after authorities said a 911 phone call about the shooting led the authorities to Moser with a rifle and, as they later discovered, Bernatsky, who was fatally injured on the floor of her resort cabin. Was arrested after a dramatic conflict with police outside the resort. Moser is currently in court with a $ 1 million bond, and the next court hearing is scheduled for October 20. He has been charged with a second intentional murder.
Bernatsky is said to have been very similar to Moser’s ex-girlfriend.
The two are “similar. They have the same body structure, height and hair color,” said Bernatsky’s brother Ben. Star Tribune..
Bernatsky, along with his former employer Liston Training Stables, was well known in the training world, praising her “very calm, almost ethereal approach to training.” Her Facebook page has lots of pictures of her laughing loudly as she rides a horse, and some show her during her previous work at the Medieval Times in Southern California.
“She was a servant of the horse world,” her brother said.
She reportedly planned to stay at the resort during the winter. Instead, her brother Moser said she “killed the wrong person,” so her family is now preparing for her funeral.