Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect Arrested in Woman's Death at 4201 T.C. Jester

February 6, 2012 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the death of a woman at 4201 T.C. Jester about 2:50 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 4).

The suspect, Jessie Blanco (H/m, DOB: 5/29/83), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Melissa Chavez, 28, of Houston.

An updated photo of suspect Blanco is attached to this news release.

Suspect, Jessie Blanco

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant G. Whitehead and Senior Police Officer B. Nabors reported:

Ms. Chavez was discovered in T.C. Jester Park at the above address. Officers discovered she and Blanco were involved in a dispute in which Blanco physically assaulted Chavez. Blanco struck Chavez with his vehicle numerous times and then fled in his vehicle, a white Pontiac Vibe. Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene.

An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led to the location of Blanco, and on Tuesday (Feb. 5), he was arrested without incident.

Update: JKS/JFC 2-6-13
JKS/VHS 2-4-13
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