Laredo, TX — (RT) A US Border Patrol agent who authorities described as a ‘serial killer’ has confessed to 4 murders following his arrest. Police say all of his feminine victims had been prostitutes.
Juan Davis Ortiz, 35, a US Navy veteran who has been with the US Border Patrol for 10 years, was captured by state troopers on Saturday in Laredo, a Texan metropolis on the border with Mexico. The hunt for Ortiz started on Friday, when a lady reached out to police claiming she was snatched by a person earlier than managing to flee. She offered police with an in depth description of the suspect, together with his tattoos, Webb County District Lawyer Isidro R. Alaniz informed CNN’s affiliate KGNS-TV.
When troopers discovered him in a parking zone, Ortiz tried to flee on foot however was finally discovered at the back of a truck.
Update: Juan David Ortiz confessed to all four homicides. He is a nine-year veteran of Border Patrol, according to Webb County DA. Still waiting on statement from BP.
This would be the second homicide investigation in Webb involving a border patrol agent from the Laredo sector. pic.twitter.com/3digC0mmq2
— Valerie Gonzalez (@ValOnTheBorder) September 15, 2018
Police say he confessed to 4 killings, however declined to disclose particulars of the assaults. Up to now, solely two victims have been recognized: Melissa Ramirez, a 29-year-old girl from Laredo; and Claudia Anne Luera, 42, who was discovered alive on Freeway 255 however later died in hospital. The opposite two victims are an unidentified man and girl. Authorities say that the entire feminine victims had been prostitutes.
With out revealing particulars of the killings, police stated that the attacker used the identical “strategies and means” to homicide every of his victims. Alaniz famous that the suspect seems to have fastidiously chosen his prey, concentrating on sure sorts. “The suspect was trying to find his victims.
“We do take into account this to be a serial killer,” Alaniz added.
Authorities stated there was little doubt that Ortiz was behind the grotesque acts, with Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuelllar stating that police are in possession of “very robust proof” implicating Ortiz.
The our bodies of the primary two victims had been found in a rural a part of Webb County two weeks in the past, prompting police to launch a homicide investigation. The opposite two our bodies had been situated following the person’s arrest, with the final sufferer’s stays having been discovered north of Laredo, the alleged perpetrator’s final hiding place.
Source : TFTP