BREAKING: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Arrested For Serial Murders Of Four Women

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A ten-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol has been arrested for the murders of four women, and the kidnapping of another. The alleged crimes are part of a serial murder investigation that brought the Webb Country Sheriff’s Office to an arrest warrant for Juan David Ortiz.

According to reports, Ortiz was taken into custody some time Friday night, and was formally booked into custody the next day. KGNS.tv reveals that:

“All of these cases are related to the nearly two week murder investigation of two other women who were found killed in a rural part of Webb County. Earlier this morning officials were dispatched to another part of the County where a third body was discovered. The fourth body was reported discovered just after 12pm this afternoon along I-35 just north of Laredo. Another woman who is suspected to have been a fifth victim is said to have escaped from Ortiz and alerted authorities to him.”

The article indicates that Ortiz did not know the women, who were allegedly working as prostitutes at the time they were picked up by the agent:

“According to the District Attorney all of the women were prostitutes who were allegedly picked up by Ortiz. Officials say that as of now they do not believe that there are any other bodies that have yet to be discovered. They also say that Ortiz was acting alone and no one else is suspected in these murders.”

Laredo Police have released a statement to put the community at ease, saying:

We want to reassure the citizens of Laredo that the community and your families are safe. There has been a recent breakthrough in the investigations and there has been someone detained.”

WTSP reports that Ortiz was apprehended after running from cops:

“Sheriff Martin Cuellar said Ortiz fled from state troopers and was found hiding in the parking lot of a hotel in Laredo, a border city about 145 miles (235 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio.”