Police look at bizarre behavior of accused killer

Posted at 7:04 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 19:07:09-04

Holly M. Colino, 31, is now charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Criminal Possession of a Weapon for the shooting death of a 33-year-old Lyndonville wife and mother, Megan Duncanson Dix.

Dix was fatally shot while she sat in the drivers seat of a pickup truck while taking a lunch break from her job at the Lowes in Brockport on Friday August 25, 2017.

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 affiliate in Rochester, WHAM, is reporting that after Colino was arrested Monday night, she escaped from police custody for two hours before being re-apprehended.  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, well-known family in Lyndonville where support during this tragedy has been strong.  A GoFundMe account opened to help Megan Dix’s husband and son has continued to exceed its goal - with donations now close to $15,000.

The funeral for Megan Dix will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Orchard Assembly of God Church in Medina.