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Husband Of Murdered Midlothian Mother Feared For Her Safety

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MIDLOTHIAN (CBSDFW.COM) - The family of a murdered fitness instructor in Midlothian said they were worried about her safety during her early morning workout classes.

Family and friends continue to visit the Red Oak home of Missy Bevers who was killed early Monday morning at a nearby church. She went to the church to teach a fitness class.

Missy's father-in-law, Randy Bevers said the family is struggling to understand how something like this could have happened. "My son's main focus is on his three girls and making sure they're OK. He is also trying to help find the perpetrator of this," he said.

Bevers' mother-in-law, Marsha Tucker said her son was worried for some time about Missy teaching early morning workout classes.

"The morning before we knew anything had happened, he said 'I've told her, I've told her she's got to be careful.' He was just so afraid something would happen," said Tucker, who admitted Missy was very trusting. "She might have been a little too naive for her own good, but she was a trusting soul. I guess she just thought everyone was good."

Midlothian police released eerie surveillance video of a person dressed in tactical gear walking around the church before Bevers' murder. According to Midlothian police, the heavily disguised suspect was already inside the Creekside church when Bevers arrived to teach her Camp Gladiators fitness class Monday just before 5 a.m. Arriving students found her unresponsive. She had signs of trauma on her body; but, police are not releasing details.

Police officials said tips are coming in. They also hope a $10,000 reward offered by Oak Farms Dairy will generate even more. Information can be phoned in anonymously to Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972.937.PAYS (7292).

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