Cops Arrest Suspected Serial Killer. He's a Border Patrol Agent.
Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, fled from state troopers and was found hiding in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said at a news conference in the border city about 145 miles southwest of San Antonio. He said investigators have “very strong evidence” that he is responsible for the deaths of the four women.
The county’s district attorney, Isidro Alaniz, described Ortiz as a serial killer. Authorities didn’t disclose the victims’ names or nationalities and they declined to discuss the evidence or say how the women were killed.
Alaniz said investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings. He said all of the women worked as prostitutes.
He said his office plans to charge Ortiz with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping.
The break in the case came after a fifth woman managed to escape Ortiz's clutches and notify the authorities.