Police track Brockport murder suspect's whereabouts leading up to murder

September 05, 2017 07:57 PM

A memorial has been set up in a parking lot off of South Avenue in Brockport. That's where police say Megan Dix was shot and killed while she was on her lunch break on August 25.

The memorial has expanded to include a wooden cross.

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Charged in the murder is 31-year-old Holly Colino. Police know Holly Colino entered New York three days before the murder because of special technology on police cars.

Berkeley Brean: "How do you know she got into the state at that time?"

Chief Dan Varrenti, Brockport Police: "That we have based on license plate readers that are on police cars. We're able to query the database."

Brockport Police Chief Dan Varrenti says they were also able to track Colino's cell phone as it pinged off cell towers. Colino came to Rochester from Arizona where she had been living.

Brean: "Is she a suspect in any other crimes between here and Arizona?"

Varrenti: "Not that I'm aware of."

Days after the murder, Colino was arrested after deputies she pointed a handgun at an employee at Sticky Lips and then walked away.

After the murder, Colino is suspected of spray painting messages all around her hometown of East Rochester.

She's also suspected of spray painting a bridge over the Erie Canal just outside of Brockport. This is less than two miles from the murder scene and contains the word "kill."

Brean: "The unique thing about the graffiti just outside the village as opposed to East Rochester is she mentions the word 'kill.'"
Chief Varrenti: "Correct."
Brean: "When you saw that what did you think?"
Chief Varrenti: "I don't think I can begin to put myself in this person's mind."


Berkeley Brean

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