Texas border patrol agent accused of killing 4 women, abducting another

16 September, 2018, 16:13 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Suspect Identified as Border Patrol Agent in Serial Murder Case

"The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody", Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar added. We also spoke about hiring more Professional Responsibility officers so that they can police their own. "Fortunately, he's now been apprehended".

This is the second Border Patrol agent at the department who has been arrested in a homicide case. State troopers found Ortiz hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at around 2 a.m. Saturday. He was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz told reporters at a press conference following the arrest that Ortiz qualifies as a serial murder.

But both Alaniz and Cuellar declined to discuss the evidence or say how the women were killed. Luera was found still alive but in critical condition Thursday near a stretch of Texas Highway 255, but she died at a hospital.

Alaniz said investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings. Authorities say that all female victims were prostitutes.

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

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Cuellar said investigators have "very strong evidence" that he is responsible for the deaths of the four women working as prostitutes. She claimed that the agent, a married father of two young children, had torn off her blouse before she could run away from his vehicle.

Alaniz said the case broke Friday when a woman was reportedly kidnapped and escaped.

Alaniz said that after the suspect picked up the fifth woman she quickly realized that she was in danger. We have advocated for and implemented new standards during the hiring process as well as new standards of professionalism after joining Border Patrol.

While it was not agency policy to comment on the details of an ongoing investigation, Meehan said, criminal conduct by CBP employees is not, and will not be, tolerated.

Ortiz has worked for the Border Patrol for 10 years, according to the sheriff's office. The body of a 29-year-old mother-of-two was found on 4 September, the Laredo Times said. Contreras, who was sentenced to serve 11 years in a federal prison, had called himself a sex addict who was just "looking for his next high", according to prosecutors.



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