Grand jurors have indicted a Baytown man accused of stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend to death and hiding her body in a wooded area in Texas City.

A Galveston County grand jury on Thursday indicted Jesse Christian Dobbs, 21, after hearing evidence from the medical examiners office about how the girl had been stabbed up to 60 times and Baytown police testified about their investigation into the shooting deaths the girl’s mother and sister.

Kirsten Nicole Fritch, 16, died in November after suffering multiple stab wounds.

Police found Fritch’s body Nov. 10 in a wooded area near Shenanigans Sports Bar in Texas City after a days-long search that started in Baytown after Fritch’s mother and sister were found dead in their home.

Cynthia Morris, 37, and her daughter Breanna Pavlicek, 13, were found shot to death in their Baytown home Nov. 8. Fritch and the family’s white PT Cruiser were missing.

The discovery launched a statewide Amber Alert for Fritch and within hours authorities had tracked the car to Shenanigans Sports Bar in the 800 block of 34th Street in Texas City.

Dobbs, who has been described as Fritch’s boyfriend, was arrested inside the bar that night on a resisting arrest charge. Fritch was still missing.

Baytown police, Texas City police, FBI agents and the Texas Department of Public Safety began searching the land near the bar. More than 36 hours later, police discovered her body.

Galveston County authorities charged Dobbs with murder Nov. 15.

Baytown police were still investigating the deaths of Fritch’s mother and sister, the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

On Thursday, Dobbs was being held in the Galveston County jail on a $550,520 bond.

Contact reporter Marissa Barnett at 409-683-5257 or

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