Border Patrol agent arrested, accused of killing four women

A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes reports say

A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes reports say

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

Alaniz said authorities plan to file four murder charges and one charge of aggravated kidnapping against Ortiz.

Ortiz was arrested after the fifth woman managed to flee.

A senior US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official, Andrew Meehan, said in a statement that the agency was cooperating fully with the investigators. Alaniz also said the male victim was believed to be a prostitute.

Alaniz said investigators were still trying to determine a motive for the killings, and all the women in the case are linked to the sex trade.

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Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said police believed Mr Ortiz had acted alone. We have advocated for and implemented new standards during the hiring process as well as new standards of professionalism after joining Border Patrol. Deputies recovered the body of a fourth woman shortly after noon on Saturday, the report states. We have agreed to work together on the hiring and professionalism of border patrol agents. That information belongs to the corresponding agencies who are handling the information and will make a more in depth release at the appropriate time.

Ortiz is a 10-year veteran of the Webb County Border Patrol.

As a member of the House Appropriations subcommittee for Homeland Security, I will be asking my colleagues to help me secure additional resources to address the above issues. He says all the women worked as prostitutes. However, this is the second instance this year involving a Border Patrol agent killing someone in Laredo.

"Out of respect for the victims' family and friends, we ask that deference and due process be given to the investigation so that all the facts are brought to light and they can receive the closure they deserve".

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