21-year-old domestic assault victim dies from injuries

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The victim of a domestic assault on Thursday has died. According to her father, 21-year-old Morgan Dumas passed away at the hospital Friday morning. Her dad gave us the above photo to share.

The Mesa County Coroner's Office said the cause of death is blunt force head injuries and the manner of death is homicide.

Police were called to the 2800 block of Hall Avenue Thursday morning on a report of an unresponsive female. According to a police report that's where Dumas and her boyfriend Oscar Rodriguez lived.

He's the one who called police. An affidavit outlines a night of drinking and fights between the two. He admitted to hitting her and says she hit her head. Rodriguez told police when he went to sleep she was unconscious, but breathing.

When he woke up, he couldn't get her to respond and called 911. Police arrested him on charges of assault and domestic violence. He could now face more serious charges.

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