Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

The agent was arrested Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities

Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas as a suspected serial killer

The woman's mind lingered on Melissa.

"David grabbed her shirt to prevent her from exiting the vehicle". Ortiz was captured in the parking lot of a Laredo, Texas, hotel after fleeing from state troopers. Ortiz reportedly told investigators that he picked Ramirez up in the area of San Bernardo Avenue on September 3, then drove outside the city limits, according to the affidavit.

But he had other confessions to make. "We do consider this to be a serial killer". But they did believe Ortiz acted alone. He is a 10-year veteran of the agency and he served in the U.S. Navy, authorities said.

A Texas prosecutor says a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor has been charged with four counts of murder following a two-week killing spree of female sex workers.

A border control agent in Texas has been arrested for killing four women. The first two were USA citizens, but Alaniz said authorities have not released details on the last two.

Police say he confessed to four killings, but refrain from revealing details of the attacks.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, whose Texas Rangers are investigating, referred questions on the case to the Webb County Sheriff's Office.

Andrew Meehan, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the government is fully cooperating with local Texas authorities.

"While it is a long way CBP coverage to no longer comment on the principle points of an ongoing investigation, felony stream by our workers isn't any longer, and can no longer be tolerated", his observation read.

He added: "Our sincerest condolences go out to the victims' family and friends". Ortiz reportedly told police that after picking up Luera on San Bernardo Avenue, they drove outside the city limits.

The victims were shot in the head. She was later found dead.

Ramirez is survived by her two children, her mother and two siblings.

Cuellar said investigators have "very strong evidence" that Ortiz is responsible for the deaths of the four women.

The case broke Friday after a woman narrowly escaped Ortiz's grasp, the criminal affidavit shows. Ortiz told investigators that he picked up an unknown woman whom the document identifies only as "Jane Doe". She died at a hospital later in the day, according to the affidavit. Two other two bodies were located following the man's arrest, with the last victim's remains having been found north of Laredo, the alleged perpetrator's last hiding place.

Ortiz allegedly solicited prostitutes and then killed them in gruesome fashion.

The spree came to an end Friday when a fifth woman Ortiz pulled his gun on fought him off, hopped out of his auto and ran to a gas station pleading for help, according to the report.

He declined to discuss any potential motives, citing the investigation.

"Laredo's not the sleepy town that we all grew up in", Alaniz said. It was not clear if he had obtained an attorney.

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