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Family of Wilmington murder victim takes story to national television

Christen's parents, Holly and Gerald Naujoks have been living in a nightmare for the past 10 years but along the way, they've used their tragic story to inspire and help others. (Source: WECT) Christen's parents, Holly and Gerald Naujoks have been living in a nightmare for the past 10 years but along the way, they've used their tragic story to inspire and help others. (Source: WECT)
Christen Naujoks was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Peck, in 2004. (Source: WECT) Christen Naujoks was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Peck, in 2004. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

A 10-year-old Wilmington murder case is being revisited by a national television network.

Christen Naujoks was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend, John Peck, in 2004.

For the third time, Christen's parents are taking their daughter's story to national television; this time on the Lifetime Movie Network. The murder case will be featured on a special program called "Campus Nightmares."

Christen's parents, Holly and Gerald Naujoks have been living in a nightmare for the past 10 years but along the way, they've used their tragic story to inspire and help others.

"It's just a void and it's a heartache," Holly said. "She was the love of our life and it gets lonely and it gets hard."

The Naujoks' say the pain of losing a child never goes away.

"Statistically your child won't get murdered on a college campus. It won't happen to us," Gerald said. "But until it happens to you, you don't pay attention to it and you don't realize until it's too late."

Christen was dating John Peck, but when their relationship ended, so too did her life.

"When you go to college these people are strangers," said Holly. "You don't know who they are. You have to be cautious." 

Now, this heartbroken couple is turning their tragedy into a teaching tool for others. By taking part in a program on the Lifetime Movie Network, they hope to spread awareness about how stalkers work.

"There's a deep sorrow and a void in our life," Holly said. "We want to share that so that people know the warning signs and can get their child out of that situation."

To help even further, the Naujoks' are working to bring tougher rules for dealing with stalkers.

"The biggest frustration is that police can't do something to stop a perpetrator until a crime is actually committed," Gerald said.

Holly says every day without her daughter is hard but if one person learns a lesson from Christen's story, then her job is complete. 

"Materialistic things don't matter," Holly said. "The only thing that matters is love. If you're loved, that's the greatest gift of all." 

The television program will air on Wednesday at 10 p.m.

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