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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: April 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Woman arrested for murder in February homicide

A Midland woman has been arrested for murder in connection with the February death of 22-year-old Krysta Dawn Copeland.

Jessica Anne Caro, 24, turned herself in to authorities on the evening of Wednesday, April 8, on the same day the Midland Police Department obtained a warrant for her arrest.

Caro originally called Midland police to the scene of the residence she shared with Copeland in the 1400 block of East Jax Avenue at 2:55 p.m. on February 4 in reference to a suicide, stating that Copeland had shot herself. Copeland had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, but further investigation, including Copeland's autopsy, revealed that the cause of her death was a homicide.

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Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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