Border Patrol agent accused of murdering four prostitutes

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 19, 2018

Alaniz claims all the victims were involved in sex work.

Alaniz said the dead are believed to have been prostitutes and that one of them was a transgender woman.

The sheriff added that the suspect, who has worked for Border Patrol for a decade, would be charged later on Saturday. Authorities say one woman Ortiz had abducted escaped early Saturday morning and she was able to alert authorities.

When troopers found him on a parking lot, Ortiz tried to escape on foot and was eventually found in a back of a truck.

He has admitted the slayings to cops, the paper reported, citing a police affidavit.

Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found today near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas.

The four victims' names were not immediately disclosed.

"Chilo" Alaniz sought to drive that point home during an impromptu press conference Saturday following the arrest of 35-year-old Juan David Ortiz on multiple counts of murder and other charges.

Andrew Meehan, a US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson, stated in a observation to CNN that the company is completely cooperating with investigators.

The identities of the other two victims have not been released by law enforcement officials. But they did believe Ortiz acted alone.

Juan David Ortiz, 35, ran from state troopers and was later found hiding in a lorry at a hotel vehicle park in Laredo on the southwest border with Mexico. "It meets the qualifications or definition of being a serial killer - in this case we have four people murdered".

The victims were shot in the head, according to an affidavit. Two of the victims were identified on Saturday - one who was found alive on Thursday but later died at the hospital. "Out of respect for the victims' family and friends, we ask that deference and due process be given to the investigation so that all the facts are brought to light and they can receive the closure they deserve".

After leaving his home, the two stopped at a gas station where Ortiz allegedly pulled a gun on her and grabbed her by her shirt, according to the affidavit.

He said investigators are still working to determine a motive.

The Texas Rangers, along with the Webb County Sheriff's office, launched an investigation after Melissa Ramirez, 29, a mother of two, was found slain September 4.

"The county, the city can rest assured that we have". CBP says in a statement that while it is the agency's policy not to comment on an ongoing investigation, "criminal activity by our employees is not, and will not be tolerated".

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