MEDINA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Funeral services will be held today for a Lyndonville mother and wife, Megan Duncanson Dix, who was the victim of a random killing that took place in Brockport on August 25, 2017.
The murder shocked the small, tight-knit community of Lyndonville where both the Duncanson and Dix families are well-known and respected.
Police say Megan Dix, 33, was on a lunch break from her job at the Lowes in Brockport when she was shot and killed by Holly Colino who recently returned to Brockport from Arizona. Dix’s body was found in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck parked near a footpath area in Brockport.
In the attached clip, Megan’s brother, Donald Duncanson, shares his thoughts about the situation.
Holly M. Colino, 31, is now charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Criminal Possession of a Weapon for the shooting death.
Court documents obtained by 7 Eyewitness News say Colino was in possession of a loaded Diamondback .380 caliber pistol that was used to shoot Dix in the left side of the head.
Investigators said the killing was a random act of violence and there was no connection between Colino and Dix.
Police are also looking at a series of bizarre messages and videos that were posted online by Colino. Her FACEBOOK page has several incoherent statements and links to videos, possibly shot by Colino, that appear to show Colino angrily chasing people on foot and in cars who she thinks were trying to imitate her.
The Monroe County District Attorney’s office tells reporter Ed Reilly that it cannot confirm if the strange postings were done by Colino, but the office did confirm that investigators are looking at them as part of the murder investigation.
In another strange twist, police are also looking at an incident from over the weekend where it is thought Holly Colino put hate-filled graffiti on the First Baptist Church of East Rochester - not far from where Colino grew up.
“Here’s a woman who had killed someone and had two guns, and she was standing on the side steps of our church. That’s scary to think about that,” said Rev. Harry Williamson, senior pastor at the church, who has been in contact with Rochester police.
Our sister-station in Rochester, WHAM-TV, is reporting that after Colino was arrested Monday night, she escaped from police custody for two hours before being re-apprehended. It appeared that Colino was able to slip out of her handcuffs. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation into how Colino was able to get free.
While the criminal case against Colino goes forward, the Duncanson and Dix families continue to grieve the loss of a wife and the mother of an 8-year-old boy.
Dix came from a large family in Lyndonville where she was the youngest of eight children. Support has been strong with A GoFundMe account opened to help Megan Dix’s husband, Chris, and son, C.J., continuing to exceed its goals - with donations now close to $15,000.
The funeral for Megan Dix will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday August 31, 2017 at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church in Medina.