Monday, 17 December, 2018

'Serial killer' Border Patrol agent charged with murdering 4 women

Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent went on 2-week killing spree | Miami Herald ‘Serial killer’ US Border agent suspected of killing prostitutes
Ray Hunter | 17 September, 2018, 09:15

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.

Alaniz said investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the killings, and all the women in the case are linked to the sex trade. Chapa said investigators are not ruling out the possibility of more victims.

Alaniz said Ortiz is suspected of shooting the four victims, two of whom were identified Saturday as Melissa Ramirez, 29, and Claudine Luera, 42. Another woman who is suspected to have been a fifth victim is said to have escaped from Ortiz and alerted authorities to him.

"The county and city can rest assured that we have a serial killer in custody", Cuellar said.

Ortiz was a 10-year veteran of the Border Patrol.

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Fortunately, England managed to get through the Switzerland match without the need to call on Gazza's services. José [Mourinho] thinks the world of Marcus - he's a huge admirer of him - but he has his job to do".

She told police she struggled with Ortiz inside his truck, where he pointed a gun at her, but that she was able to flee. He is accused of murdering four women and kidnapping another, according to WGNS-TV. He was charged with four murders and one attempted kidnapping.

Ortiz, Chapa said, was picked up in the early hours along Interstate 35 in Laredo. His known victims were all believed to have worked as prostitutes, and according to a CBS News report, investigators have not ruled out the possibility of more victims. Laredo is about 150 miles southwest of San Antonio. Ortiz drove the pair outside city limits, stopped so he could urinate, and later proceeded to use a handgun to shoot Ramirez multiple times in the head, the document stated according to the Tribune.

Authorities say the violence took place over 11 days, beginning with the September 4 discovery of the remains of 29-year-old Melissa Ramirez. She died at a hospital later in the day, according to the affidavit. Two of the victims were US citizens, while the others' nationalities are not known, he added. "It meets the qualifications or definition of being a serial killer - in this case we have four people murdered". Authorities said they believe Ortiz acted alone.

The federal agency issued a statement offering its "sincerest condolences" to the victims' families and saying criminal activity by its employees is not tolerated.

"Laredo is not the sleepy town that we grew up in", Alaniz said.

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