Tulsa police say woman stabbed to death, suspect arrested

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Jose Rivera-Chavez

TULSA, Okla. – Police in Tulsa say a 60-year-old woman has been stabbed to death at a motel and a suspect is in custody.

Sgt. Robert Rohloff says the woman was stabbed several times in the chest while in her room about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and collapsed while trying to get to the motel lobby.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say witnesses chased the 26-year-old suspect until police arrived and were able to catch the man, who has been arrested.

According to the Tulsa World, the suspect has been identified as Jose Rivera-Chavez.

Police say they have not determined a motive for the stabbing, but believe the woman and the man knew each other and were staying together at the motel.