DA McCormack Announces Filing of Charges in December 24th Hampden Township Domestic Violence Homicide

On December 24, 2022, Hampden Township Police Department was dispatched to 4265 Wild Orchid Lane, Enola, PA, for a welfare check. Tamara Colbert was found deceased with a gunshot wound to her head.  Christopher Colbert, her husband, was also inside the residence; no one else was present inside the home. Police determined that during a domestic dispute Tamara was killed. At this time, Hampden Township Police Department and the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office have charged Christopher Colbert with Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Strangulation, and Tampering with Evidence. Christopher Colbert is incarcerated in Cumberland County Prison and bail has been denied.  The preliminary hearing is scheduled  before the Honorable Kathryn Silcox on January 12, 2023.  

If anyone has additional information related to this incident, please contact Detective Coleen Redifer, of Hampden Township Police Department, at 717-761-2609.  This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Note:  The facts stated above are only allegations at this time.  Christopher Colbert is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.