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Coffee County family says they're fearful of woman's killer

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Megan Sharpton's beaten and burned body was discovered during the early morning hours of July 2. Megan Sharpton's beaten and burned body was discovered during the early morning hours of July 2.
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. -

Megan Sharpton's family says they are living in fear for their lives.

It's been more than two months since the 24-year-old nursing student's badly beaten and burned body was discovered in rural Franklin County and her killer remains on the loose.

In the last few days, Sharpton's family says they have been approached and threatened by a person of interest in the case but no arrests have been made.

"The person of interest in this case lives in our town and has approached our family directly, has made comments to them and has made physical contact with them," said Kelly Sharpton, Megan's mother.

Sharpton told Nashville's News 2 the situation escalated last Friday at a Tullahoma High School football game when the person of interest confronted a family member at the stadium before a game.

"He knew what he was doing and was bold enough to say his name to her," Sharpton told Nashville's News 2, adding, "Everyone that's in this area is at risk, because he's not afraid of anything. He's dangerous."

Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell confirmed the incident, as well as another one, are under investigation.

The other incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at Sharpton's parent's home in Tullahoma.  Police are looking into who vandalized their property.

Sharpton says they are still grieving Megan's death, and are now also afraid of what this person of interest may do.

"We're concerned about other girls," Sharpton said, "Our girl is gone forever, but he can be stopped and there is a district attorney that holds the key to making that happen and we hope that he'll hear us."

District Attorney J. Michael Taylor is in charge of prosecuting Megan's death.  He did not return Nashville's News 2's request for comment.

In the meantime, Sharpton said their family continues to raise money for a reward fund through selling bracelets and t-shirts.

So far, the reward is up to $20,000.
 
"She was really, really great girl. She was working really hard to finish school and change her life and she was almost there," said Sharpton, "Our lives will never be okay."

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