U.S. Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Killing 4 Women, Abducting Another

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Killing 4 Women, Abducting Another

The bodies of two women were found earlier in the week, and another two were found early Saturday morning.

Juan David Ortiz, a 10-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol, was secretly a serial killer, the district attorney of Webb County, Texas, said Saturday, according to an Associated Press report, after state troopers arrested Ortiz in a Laredo parking lot at about 2 a.m. local time on Saturday morning.

The 35-year-old suspect, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, was found hiding a auto park in Laredo, Texas, at around 2am after he initially fled police on Saturday.

Ortiz was charged late on Saturday with four counts of murder, aggravated assault and unlawful restraint, Webb County, Texas District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said in a tweet.

The first murder took place September 3, authorities said.

Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the killings. They also said Ortiz is believed to have been working alone.

Border Patrol agents are great men and women who work hard to keep us safe, and we thank them for their work.

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"We feel that our efforts have gathered strong evidence against this killer". Federal prosecutors said the agent, Salvador Contreras, 50, sent child-porn images to an undercover agent whom Contreras believed was the mother of 8-year-old and 14-year-old girls.

The sheriff's office said all four bodies have been found, and no other victims are expected.

The second victim, 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera, was located alive along Texas Highway 255 near mile marker 436.

Ortiz, Chapa said, was picked up in the early hours along Interstate 35 in Laredo.

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"Our sincerest condolences go out to the victims' family and friends", the U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement. He said it was the agency's policy to not comment on details of a current investigation, but added, "criminal action by our employees is not, and will not be tolerated".

The Texas Rangers in collaboration with the Webb County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the same vicinity where the body of another victim was found a week ago. Police say all four women were prostitutes.

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