A Marine killed last week outside San Diego was confirmed to have been murdered.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office says the death of Horseheads native, Christopher Truax Jr., is now a murder investigation.
The 21-year-old Marine was stationed at the Marine Corp Air Station, Miramar.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office said he died from a gunshot wound.
Police are still investigating the motive and the person behind Truax’s murder.
This is still developing. More details will be posted as more becomes available.
Truax leaves behind a loving wife, Alexia, and 1-year-old son, Chris.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to help start a trust fund for baby Chris, for when he eventually heads off to college and beyond. You can donate here.