Home World Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing 4 women and abducting a...

Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing 4 women and abducting a 5th

A border police officer was arrested on Saturday after allegedly killing four women believed to be prostitutes and kidnapping one-fifth, officials say.

Juan David Ortiz, an Intel border patrol supervisor, was found at about 2:00 am when state soldiers pursued him on a hotel car park in the border town of Laredo, Texas. He was found hiding in a truck.

Officials say they have been alerted about 35-year-old Ortiz after a fifth woman reportedly escaped and notified the authorities.

Despite withholding information about the killings, including victims' identities, Webb County sheriff Martin Cuellar said the investigators have "very strong evidence" that Ortiz is responsible for the deaths of the four women. Cuellar said the investigators believe he is acting alone.

Webb District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said the evidence indicates that "the way in which they were killed is similar". He said the authorities are still trying to find a motive for the killings, but that all women work as prostitutes.

"We consider this a serial killer," he said.

In a statement, Andrew Meehan, Deputy Commissioner for Public Affairs for US Customs and Border Protection, said his agency cooperates with all investigators.

"Our sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims, and while CBP policy is not to comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, our employees' criminal activities are not tolerated and not tolerated," Meehan said.

The prosecution intends to charge Ortiz with four charges of murder and charges of serious kidnapping.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer / reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

Best web hosting resellers of 2019

Best web hosting resellersWebsite hosting is usually a service you'll just buy for your own use, but sometimes it pays to think bigger. If...

The Private Border: Enterprise explorers are poised to launch $ 1 billion in science

President Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature promises, but now he has set his goals higher: a return to the moon,...

Mama should have the "most difficult operation in the world" with an organ transplant

Michelle Oddy hopes the operation will return her life (Image: Ferrari Press Agency)A desperate mother has been told she has a 40 percent chance...

From € 180 to € 220 off iPad Pro, MacBook Air Retina and iPhone XS Max

Raised on Amazon this morning, some promos on iPad Pro and iPhone XS Max. The 64GB version and sidereal gray of the iPhone...