Teen's Body Found Days After Mom, Sister Slain

Kirsten Fritch's boyfriend, Jesse Dobbs, is expected to be charged
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2016 6:00 AM CST
Teen's Body Found Days After Mom, Sister Slain
Jesse Dobbs   (Baytown Police Department)

The body of a 16-year-old Texas girl missing since Tuesday—after her mother and sister were found murdered in their Baytown home—has been discovered. A search team found Kirsten Fritch's body Thursday morning in a wooded area not far from the Texas City bar where her boyfriend was arrested early Wednesday. Authorities say Jesse Dobbs, 21—who met Fritch online and had been living with her family for a few weeks, per KHOU—entered the bar shoeless and sweaty and asked for a glass of water, report the Houston Chronicle and KPRC. Police, who were tipped off, arrested Dobbs after a scuffle and named him as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of Cynthia Morris, 37, and Breanna Pavlicek, 13.

Police found their bodies after getting a worried call from Morris' mother about being unable to reach her daughter. They also discovered that Fritch and Dobbs were missing, along with Morris' car. The vehicle also was found near the bar where Dobbs was arrested. Authorities say the body of Fritch had been in the wooded area for more than 24 hours as of Thursday. "We'll be looking for a gun," said a police spokesman. Dobbs, in jail on a resisting arrest charge, is now expected to be charged in the triple murder, reports CBS DFW. Police have not yet speculated about a motive. (More murder stories.)

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