A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested within the state of Texas on suspicion of killing 4 prostitutes, studies say.
Officials have been in search of Juan David Ortiz after a 5th lady escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.
Mr Ortiz fled however was once arrested in a resort parking space within the town of Laredo.
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar stated police believed Mr Ortiz had acted on my own.
“The county, town can relaxation confident now we have the serial killer in custody,” Sheriff Cuellar stated. He was once quoted by way of the Laredo Occasions newspaper.
He stated investigators had “very robust proof” that Mr Ortiz was once at the back of the killings.
District Lawyer Isidro Alaniz stated Mr Ortiz, who have been with the Border Patrol for 10 years, was once set to stand 4 fees of homicide and certainly one of annoyed kidnapping.
Two of the sufferers have been discovered previous on Saturday and on Friday night time. On Thursday a 42-year-old lady was once discovered significantly injured by way of the aspect of a freeway and died in health center. The frame of a 29-year-old mother-of-two was once discovered on four September, the Laredo Occasions stated.
Mr Alaniz stated the reason for loss of life was once equivalent in every case. He stated the entire ladies labored as prostitutes and investigators have been looking for a reason for the killings.