West Odessa Man Charged with Murdering His Wife

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WEST ODESSA - Deputies got a call at 4:30 Friday morning, 59-year-old Susan K. Clark had been killed.

Sheriff's deputies arrived at a home in the 3500 block of Ferguson.

They knocked on the door, 60 year old Jan David Clark reportedly opened the door, letting the deputies inside where they discovered his wife's body

Deputies immediately arrested Clark, knowing he was their suspect.

"He called a friend, and the friend called the Sheriff's Office and told us what he had said, so it was kind of a 3-way deal.  He called a friend, the friend called us.  We responded to the call," Sgt. Gary Duesler with the Ector County Sheriff's Dept, said.
As far as a motive, deputies say they can't reveal anything the suspect said to them because this is an ongoing investigation.

The Sheriff's Office is not releasing how Susan Clark was killed.

The body will be sent for an autopsy.

We're told no one else was in the house at the time of the murder, family members have been notified.

Clark is being held at the Ector County Detention Center on a first degree felony murder charge.
No bond has been set.

As you can well imagine this has sent a shockwave through this neighborhood because people we found out have lived here for years, and one of those folks, a neighbor Belinda Connelly says she has lived next to Susan Clark for 30 years.

"I've known him for 30 years, and they were really good people and I'm shocked to hear something happened to her.  I was told that she was dead.  She was all heart and she was the kind of lady that would do something for you, and her husband he was a nice man too.  He loved childson.  It's hard on me just to think, is they have been wonderful neighbors for gosh, well they've been here 45 years, 30 years for me, and I'm gonna sure miss them.  Hopefully, things will prevail as they should," Connelly said.