Vigil held for 1994 murder victim

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - It's a tragedy that has gone unsolved for now nearly two decades. Christina Carnes would have been 36 years old Tuesday, but her life was cut short when someone shot and killed her on the night of January 20th 1994.

Fairfield Police have reopened this cold case in hopes to find Christina's killer.

"Christina was always a very outgoing person and she would help anyone out and say hello to anyone she would see in the store and in the street and help anyway she could," said Gail Carnes, Christina's mother.

Police say Christina and her boyfriend were shot while sitting in her car, parked in the lot of a child day care on Mack Rd. in Fairfield. The boyfriend survived, but due to head trauma doesn't remember anything from the night.

Christina was shot in the back of the head and died. Her killer is still free.

Gail Carnes has donated $3,000 as a reward for anyone with information.

"I thought this would be a perfect time with it being her birthday and with how long since it's been since her death," said Carnes. "And police working on it, to bring this out and I hope someone will come forward."

Anyone with information regarding the case can call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.

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