- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A woman who asked Corpus Christi police for protection from her ex-boyfriend was found dead less than 24 hours later.

Heather Coglaiti, 33, went to police Monday claiming her ex-boyfriend, Jose Calderon, had been harassing her since they broke up in January. Documents provided by the Corpus Christi police say Coglaiti feared for her life, citing death threats from the ex-boyfriend. However, police said there was not enough evidence to arrest him.

In a recorded interview with police, Calderon said, “I know her routine every day. If I really wanted to, if I was that type of person, I would have done it already.” He claimed he was not capable of harming her or her children.

Less than 24-hours later, police found both Calderon and Coglaiti dead inside her apartment. Cogliati’s 16-year-old son, who reported the shooting, and two younger children were in the home at the time. Another male, who is believed to be a relative of Cogliati, was found in the apartment with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition isn’t known.

Cogliati’s younger brother Rayan Husain told the Corpus Christi Caller Times that “she went to the police so many different times,” and filed four criminal mischief reports.

At a Tuesday news conference, Criminal Investigation Division Capt. Hollis Bowers said that “Criminal mischief, for instance, will not reach a level of where someone can get a protective order.” He also called protective orders “powerful” tools, but noted there is a process before one can be issued.

Police Chief Floyd Simpson told reporters on Tuesday that the department had done all it could.

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