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Suicidal Man Threatening to Jump Off Highway 35 Bridge Arrested for Murdering Wife

On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at approximately 3:14 p.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to a call regarding a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Metric Boulevard. Officers at the scene found Minerva Jimenez with stab wounds inside an apartment. Jimenez died minutes later.

At approximately 3:25 p.m., APD officers responded to another emergency call reporting a man, Jorge Luis Alvarado Blanco, threatening to jump off the west Parmer Lane bridge over North Interstate Highway 35. People who called the 911 Emergency Communications Center said that Blanco wanted to jump off the bridge because he had just killed his wife.

Officers arrived at the scene and arrested Blanco without incident.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Specialists responded to process the scene and to interview Blanco and other witnesses. Detectives discovered that Blanco and Jimenez were married and that Blanco had stabbed Jimenez, causing her death.

Blanco is charged with murder.

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