SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Family, friends and former co-workers are remembering a Shakopee couple killed in a murder-suicide.

Terry Weimer, 68 and his fiancee, 68-year-old Renee Ahrens were found dead in the basement of his Shakopee home early Tuesday. Police say Terry's son, Adam Weimer, 40, killed the couple. He took his own life during a standoff with police at his Waseca apartment on Tuesday.

Renee's son, Troy, told KARE 11 that his mother was very good about staying in touch so he knew something was wrong when she wasn't returning calls on Sunday.

When asked whether his mom was afraid of Terry's son, Troy said he didn't know for sure, however, several people have told him since her death that she told several people, "If I'm ever murdered look for Terry's son." Police say it appears the couple was beaten to death.

Both Terry and Renee were longtime teachers.

"I have known Renee for 20 years," said Robbins Elementary School (Eau Claire) Principal Andrew Thiel. "She was a remarkable teacher, colleague and giver. She was highly respected by parents and staff and absolutely adored by her students."

Thiel said Ahrens took great pride having such a classroom pet as many of her lessons involved her tarantula.

"She enjoyed the challenges of the classroom and inspired all of her students to push themselves," Thiel said.

Terry served as a substitute teacher in Shakopee.