Loved ones to gather for murdered teen's memorial in Baytown

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A memorial service was held Thursday for the Baytown teenager who police say was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.

We are learning new details about 16-year-old Kirsten Fritch's murder.

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Friends and family gathered to remember Fritch at Earthman Funeral Home in Baytown.

Jesse Dobbs, the sole suspect in her murder, remains behind bars.

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According to court records when investigators sat down with Dobbs, he told them he killed the teen saying quote, "Kirsten is dead, I killed her. Not the real Kirsten, but the fake Kirsten."

On November 8, Dobbs allegedly called his ex-girlfriend and asked her for a ride to Louisiana so he could see his kids one last time.

That ex-girlfriend then called police who arrested Dobbs at a Texas City bar.

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While Dobbs is said to have admitted to the murder, he did not tell police where Fritch's body was.

Two days later, her body was found not far from the bar where Dobbs was arrested.

Investigators say she had been stabbed 50 or 60 times.

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A backpack with Fritch's clothing was found nearby. It had a knife and a journal with Fritch's name on it.

Meanwhile, Dobbs remains a suspect in the shooting deaths of Fritch's mother and sister whose bodies were found in their apartment on the morning of November 8th.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Texas Equusearch in the name of Kirsten and her mother and sister.
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