Homicide Investigation Underway in Fort Stockton, Suspect Turns Himself In

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A homicide investigation is underway in Fort Stockton.  Officials say the circumstances surrounding a woman's death are a mystery.

The Pecos County Sheriff's Office tells NewsWest 9 that on April 17th, 33-year-old Jennifer Lynn Christian was taken by EMS to the Fort Stockton Hospital after a suspected drug overdose.

She was transported to an Odessa hospital where she died last Monday.

Her boyfriend, 45-year-old Patrick De La Cruz Moreno turned himself in to Odessa Police saying he thought he killed his girlfriend.

A preliminary autopsy report says Christian died from a blow to the head.

Moreno is charged with aggravated assault and is behind bars at the Pecos County jail.

Deputies are waiting on the autopsy results from Odessa, and depending on those results Moreno could face higher charges.