Caroline Connolly

Missy Bevers' Mother-in-Law Pens 2nd Open Letter to Killer

"Things would be a lot easier on you to just go ahead and turn yourself in," Missy Bevers' mother-in-law wrote

The mother-in-law of a fitness instructor slain inside a North Texas church penned her second open letter to Missy Bevers' killer over Mother's Day weekend, urging the person to surrender.

Marsha Tucker, Bevers' mother-in-law, posted the letter on Facebook Saturday, two weeks after her first public message to the perpetrator.

Missy Bevers, 45, a mother to three daughters, was attacked and killed early last month at Creekside Church in Midlothian while getting ready to teach a Camp Gladiator fitness class.

Surveillance video from inside the church shows someone dressed in tactical gear walking around the facility prior to Bevers' arrival. Police believe that person killed her, then fled. He or she has not been located.

In her latest letter, Tucker again urges the killer to come forward, telling the person "it's just a matter of time" before police close in.

My 2nd Letter to the Murderer of Missy Bevers: 5/7/16

It has been 2 weeks since I wrote the 1st letter to you. Almost 3 weeks since you murdered Missy.

I would guarantee your life has been more miserable than ours! Our life has been filled with peace that you wouldn't understand. Something only a God-fearing, saved by Jesus, person truly understands! We have been blessed by so many wonderful people, willing to share our grief, by praying with us, preparing meals for her family and just blessing us with all of their actions in so many ways!

How about you? Are you feeling all the love from your family and friends? Or do they suspect you, thinking something is not right with you?

How did it make you feel when so many people all over this nation, said such glowing things about Missy? You probably sat back and thought, "how little do they really know her." I assume you were jumping up and down when the news about her life was not as perfect as a lot of people thought.

Well, let me tell you a little secret you may not comprehend. No, she wasn't perfect and she never claimed to be. But, the secret is, there is something called "agape" love. Meaning, there really is a love you have, that no matter what you have done in the past or present, you still love them! I know her husband does, her 3 girls, her mom, brothers, all her family and friends.

Sorry, there is nothing that can ever change that! I'm sure that disappoints you. But, it's the truth!!

Are you getting a bit nervous, shaking in your "boots that look too big?" You should be! It's just a matter of time now.

Things would be a lot easier on you to just go ahead and turn yourself in. I'm sure the officials will take that into account.

Go ahead and clear your conscience, you will feel better. No sense in having your family witness you being picked up by the police and leaving that lasting vision on their minds forever! We are all waiting! It's one way or the other!!"

Police have asked the public to closely watch the surveillance video released. They believe someone may recognize the killer’s walk and mannerisms.

A fitness instructor was found slain inside a North Texas church Monday morning, and Midlothian police are looking for a man seen on video wearing tactical clothing with police markings in connection with her death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department's tip line at 972-775-7624. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward and can also remain anonymous by contacting Ellis County Crime Stoppers at 972-937-PAYS (7297).

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