Man arrested for stabbing, killing his wife in North Austin

38-year-old Jorge Luis Alvarado Blanco was arrested and charged for killing his wife on March 14.

A man was arrested for stabbing and killing his wife in North Austin on Tuesday, Austin police said.

Police said on March 14, around 3:14 p.m., officers responded to a call regarding a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Metric Boulevard. 

When officers arrived, they found Minerva Jimenez with stab wounds inside an apartment. She died minutes later.

Around 3:25 p.m., officers responded to another call reporting a man, 38-year-old Jorge Luis Alvarado Blanco, threatening to jump off the West Palmer Lane bridge over North I-35. 

People who called 911 said Blanco wanted to jump off the bridge because he had just killed his wife, police said.

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 Blanco and Jimenez were married and that Blanco had stabbed Jimenez, killing her.

Blanco is charged with murder.

Anyone with any information should contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting or calling 512-472-8477.