Lubbock Police are investigating an aggravated kidnapping that ended in the death of a 27-year-old woman. Police say 29-year-old Steven Lavato went to his estranged wife's house at 2910 Fordham around 3am Saturday. He then kicked down the door and kidnapped his wife, Michelle Lavato. Then around 9am police received information from a relative saying Steven confessed to killing Michelle. Police located Steven and took him into custody. He then led police to a vacant field at 106th and Chicago. Michelle was found dead in a car with multiple stab wounds. Police say Michelle and Steven were in the process of a divorce.
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