Christina Joyce Colon, a McCaskey High School graduate and Lancaster city resident, and her unborn child were killed in July 2004.
Colon’s body was found in a York County quarry, eight days after she was reported missing.
Colon’s family recalled her “wonderful sense of humor” and musical talent.
Colon’s “Silent Witness” display includes a stroller and toy bear to commemorate her unborn daughter – and the many children lost in deadly acts of domestic violence.
Colon, who was three months’ pregnant, had already bought a Beethoven for Baby CD and blanket, very much looking forward to being a mother.
Damien M. Schlager lured Colon to the quarry and shot her in the back of the head because he believed she was carrying his child. Schlager was a married father of two.
Schlager was convicted after a trial in York County of first-degree murder and sentenced to consecutive life terms.
Colon is one of 15 individuals from Lancaster County with memorials on display across the county this month for the national Silent Witness program, which commemorates lives lost to domestic violence. Two of those individuals were carrying children at the time of their death.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office gathered information from friends and families of those lost, for display in the Silent Witness exhibits.
A special thank you to the following who shared their spaces: Stevens College, Millersville University, Elizabethtown College, Lancaster General Health, and New Life Church.
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