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 January 12th, 2008  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces arrest of Port St. Lucie man in New Year’s Eve fatal stabbing of his wife
Less than 48 hours after passsersby found the body of a 24-year-old woman dumped on a north-St. Lucie County canal bank, Sheriff’s detectives arrested her 36-year-old husband for first-degree murder, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

“Friday night (Jan. 11), detectives interviewed Christopher Alvarez (DOB 7/22/71), confronted him with numerous inconsistencies in his account of a New Year’s Eve struggle with his wife and obtained a confession,” Sheriff Mascara said. “I’m proud of the round-the-clock work that made the arrest possible after only two days.”

“This couple had a documented history of violent confrontations, and sadly, the confrontation that resulted in her murder took place New Year’s Eve,” Sheriff Mascara said.

Alvarez admitted stabbing his wife, Jennifer Mae Alvarez (DOB 4/4/83),  to death at their 638 SW Ivanhoe Drive, Port St. Lucie, home following an argument, Sheriff Mascara said.

The investigation revealed that Ms. Alvarez was chatting online with a male acquaintance when Christopher Alvarez interrupted her, grabbed her and pulled her away from her computer’s web cam, Sheriff Mascara said.

The body was discovered late Wednesday night on the C-25 Canal bank near Angle Road and the Florida’s Turnpike overpass (mile marker 154.)

Sheriff Mascara said detectives identified her from her fingerprints, and the autopsy Thursday revealed the stab wound to her abdomen that took her life.

Christopher Alvarez admitted to detectives that he wrapped the body of his dead wife in a blanket and discarded the body at the canal bank.

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