This is the 'serial killer' U.S. border agent accused of slaying prostitutes

Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent went on 2-week killing spree | Miami Herald

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police officers arrested Juan David Ortiz early Saturday after a woman who claimed she had been abducted by Ortiz escaped half-clothed and sought help at a gas station in Laredo.

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said authorities were able to capture Ortiz after the kidnapped women escaped and identified him to police.

Juan David Ortiz, 35, was arrested on Saturday in Laredo, Texas, after he allegedly attempted to abduct a fifth woman, the Webb County Sheriff's Office said.

"This case broke open yesterday with an aggravated kidnapping that led to a lookout for a suspect, in this case Ortiz, so he will be looking at charges of aggravated kidnapping", Alaniz said.

Cueller did say that authorities have "very strong evidence" to link Ortiz to the crimes, and called him a "serial killer".

"Evidence points to him having knowledge and contacts within the [sex worker] community", Alaniz said, including Melissa Ramirez, the first woman Ortiz said he killed.

"We consider this man to be a serial killer who was preying on one victim after another", Cuellar said.

Officials on Sunday released this mugshot of the 10-year Border Patrol veteran, now in gray-striped jail attire, staring straight ahead, expressionless.

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NBC News reached out to the Webb County public defender's office and did not get a response on whether Ortiz has legal representation.

The third and fourth were found this weekend in the same area.

Alaniz said that after the suspect picked up the fifth woman, she quickly realized that she was in danger.

The victims were shot in the head, according to the affidavit.

"It's not a big city like San Antonio, Houston, where you see that a lot", she said. Authorities say that all female victims were prostitutes. Luera was found alive and died of her wounds at a hospital.

Ayala has lived in the South Texas city her entire life, and said she didn't expect something like the serial murders to happen there.

The federal agency issued a statement offering its "sincerest condolences" to the victims' families and saying criminal activity by its employees is not tolerated. We also spoke about hiring more Professional Responsibility officers so that they can police their own.

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