Rebekah "Becky" Bletsch was found shot in the head on a rural road in Dalton Township. (Photo: Facebook)

Amid the mysterious slaying of Rebekah “Becky” Bletsch — a 36-year-old who was shot in the head while she was jogging on a rural road in Dalton Township, Michigan — many women in the Muskegon area do not feel safe.

“Women are really insecure at this point in time to go for a run by themselves,” said Erin Wilks, Bletsch’s neighbor and cousin by marriage.

According to MLive, Bletsch’s family is addressing the situation by organizing a women’s self-defense class for saturday, July 19 at Reeths-Puffer High School in Muskegon Township.

The class will cost $25 and will consist of two separate sessions, the first from 8 to 10 a.m. and the second from 10 a.m. to noon. Instruction will be provided by the staff at NorthWinds Martial Arts.

As MLive reports, the self-defense class is partially a fundraiser for the Bletsch family, with $10 from each registration going to them. Bletsch is survived by her husband, Kevin, and their 11-year-old daughter.

To register for the self-defense class, please visit

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