The Albuquerque Journal reports that Novick showed signs of a skull fracture. Investigators reportedly located a single spent bullet casing near her body, as well as broken glass and other household items strewn over the floor.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, Novick’s boyfriend Jarrett Attel suffered a scratch on his eyebrow, bruising to his left eye, and bruises on his knuckles. He reportedly told deputies he drank with Novick the night before, breaking his six years of sobriety.
Attel called 911 after he tried to wake up his girlfriend and saw blood coming out of her nose, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
When asked about his injuries, Attel reportedly could not recall how he got them and said he "fell a lot."
Deputies arrested Attel, and he’s being held in the Bernalillo County Jail on a charge of open murder.