Man arrested, suspected of fatally stabbing girlfriend

Michael Chavez suspected in death of Yesenia Lynn

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Chula Vista police arrested a man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, and the woman's toddler daughter, who was found at the scene, was removed from the home, a lieutenant said Sunday.

Michael Rodriguez Chavez, 22, was arrested at or near the 1100 block of Morgan Hill Drive Saturday night and booked into jail in connection with the death of his 21-year-old girlfriend Yesenia Lynn, Chula Vista police Lt. Roxana Kennedy said.

Police were sent to the address at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday on a report of a disturbance.

Officers contacted Chavez, who was inside, and eventually got him to surrender, Kennedy said.

When police entered the home, they found Lynn fatally stabbed, she said. Lynn's toddler daughter, who was found inside the home unharmed, was taken into protective custody, Kennedy said.

It was unclear if Chavez was the father of the child.

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