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Murder Victim's Family Fears For Safety

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TULLAHOMA, Tenn.---Family members of a murder victim say they fear for their safety, and won't rest until their daughter's killer is behind bars.

24-year-old Megan Sharpton's partially burned body was found July 2 at the Awalt Bridge in Franklin County. Her car was found later the same day about 20 miles away. Her death was ruled a homicide and detectives said preliminary reports indicated that Sharpton died of blunt force trauma.

No arrests have been made in the case.  Megan's mother, Kelly Sharpton, said the family's nightmare continues after "a person of interest" in the case approached and threatened a family member.  She said the incident happened at a Tullahoma High School football game Friday night.

"We're scared.  We're scared for our family.  We're frightened for girls in this community, and any citizen who comes into contact with this man," said Kelly Sharpton.

Law enforcement officials said they are continuing to gather information about the death of the nursing student, but have not released the names of any suspects.

Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller said investigators have been working long hours on the case.

Franklin County District Attorney J. Michael Taylor has told the family he is waiting on analysis of evidence sent to the TBI Crime Lab and that investigators are following up on some new information.

After the latest scare at the football game, family members said their patience is wearing thin.

"We lost more than words can describe," said Sharpton, "We've lost a wonderful child.  I can't let this happen to another family."

Anyone with information on the case can call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 931-967-2331, or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-TBI-FIND.  A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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