Arrested Texas border agent described as 'serial killer'

A district attorney said officials considered the suspect to be a 'serial killer.'

Alaniz and his office have referred to the slayings as "serial killings". "This is crime that is consistent with bigger cities. It can happen. People need to be careful". "We need to look out for each other".

Webb County district attorney Isidro Alaniz said: "We do consider this to be a serial killer".

Ortiz is being held on $2.56 million bond.

Thank you for signing up for the 5 Things to Know Newsletter. Two other two bodies were located following the man's arrest, with the last victim's remains having been found north of Laredo, the alleged perpetrator's last hiding place.

Ortiz told investigators that he picked up an unknown woman whom the document identifies only as "Jane Doe". He fled police after the fifth woman he abducted escaped and informed authorities about her plight.

A second victim, 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera, was found shot and left in the road Thursday morning, badly injured but still alive, according to the affidavit. That followed by two more bodies being discovered. The victim was "battling for survival" and had a gun pulled on her during the attempted kidnapping, according to Chapa.

Elva admits she never put two and two together regarding the final victim being her child.

Ortiz told investigators that he picked up Ramirez on September 3. Authorities believe he acted alone.

The Laredo home of 35-year-old Juan David Ortiz is pictured in center.

Ortiz, Cuellar said, spent 10 years as an agent with the US Border Patrol.

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"David grabbed her shirt to prevent her from exiting the vehicle".

Mr Ortiz fled but was arrested in a hotel parking lot in the city of Laredo. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died. The first two were US citizens, but Alaniz said authorities have not released details on the last two.

"He was profiling certain kinds of victims", Alaniz said, adding "the suspect was hunting for his victims". A single spent casing was found near the body, according to the affidavit.

A Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant didn't return several messages seeking comment on Saturday.

"When she tried to escape from him at a gas station that's when she ran into a (state) trooper", he said.

After a almost two-week spree that ended Saturday, a U.S.

He said his office plans to charge Ortiz with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

Ortiz said that she got out and that he shot her in the head, the document says.

Alaniz described how the Customs and Border Patrol intel supervisor continued going to work as usual throughout the time.

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