Horseheads Marine murder investigation


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.

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