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Mother Who Confessed to Drowning Her Young Children is a Family Services Worker: Report

The Nevada mother accused of intentionally drowning her young son and daughter before failed suicide attempts works for a social services agency.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, siblings Christopher Fox III, 4; and Gihanna Fox, 1; were pronounced dead at their home in Henderson after police responded to the residence Monday evening. The children’s mother, 33-year-old  Jovan Trevino, reportedly confessed to killing her children after she drove to a hospital in Arizona. Trevino also left behind a suicide note and is believed to have made multiple unsuccessful suicide attempts before leaving the scene.

Trevino was reportedly separated from the children’s father Christopher Fox, and had been granted an order of protection against him. Fox told police that he went to the home on Monday in spite of the order because “things did not seem right,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

It is unclear what led the children’s father to become concerned.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal now reports that Trevino is employed by the Department of Family Services as a family services assistant.

“She has been employed full-time with the county since July 1, 2019,” County spokesman Erik Pappa said in a statement to the newspaper. “She worked part-time as a family services specialist between Jan. 30, 2018, through June 30, 2019. As a family services assistant, she generally completes paperwork, helps families apply for assistance, assists with transportation, monitors visitations and performs other duties. Her salary is $38,646.40 annually.”

Trevino is facing multiple murder charges and is being held without bail.

Court records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal show that Trevino had accused Fox of domestic violence in a petition to obtain full custody of their children. Fox also pleaded guilty in October to violating an order of protection and is set to be sentenced in September.

Fox launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funeral expenses for his children.

“Unfortunately on July 19 2021 We lost both my kids to an unnecessary crime,” Fox wrote on the fundraiser page.

“Christopher and Gihanna were our lovely kids and just made our days better by just looking at them smile.Christopher was an amazing kid with a big heart and knew what to do to make you have a better day Christopher just loved to be around people and was an social kid. Gihanna was our dancer and sassy child she loves music and dancing she would walk up to us and gives us a big hug when we came home from work.Our kids a had so much life ahead of them and we wanted to see them prosper in whatever they wanted to do in life. They will be truly missed as our hearts are hurting right now. We would appreciate anything to help put our kids to rest in a good place.”

So far, the campaign has raised over $17,000.

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Feature image: Christopher Fox III and Gihanna Fox/GoFundMe