Tip leads to arrest in park 'murder by car'

Jessie Blanco is charged with murder in the death of Melissa Chavez

February 6, 2013 10:07:51 AM PST
A woman was killed in a bloody scene near TC Jester Park in northwest Houston, and now police have made an arrest in the case.

Police say Melissa Chavez, 28, was repeatedly run over by a car. Her body was found early Monday morning. Her significant other, Jessie Blanco, has been charged with her murder.

Police say Chavez and Blanco, 29, were involved in a dispute in which Blanco physically assaulted Chavez. They say Blanco then struck Chavez with his vehicle numerous times and then fled in the white Pontiac Vibe. Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene.

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led to the location of Blanco, and on Tuesday he was arrested without incident. He faces a murder charge.

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