US Border Patrol agent charged in two-week killing spree

The agent was arrested early Saturday morning in Texas

US Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz was arrested in Webb County, Texas, on Saturday morning as authorities say he suspected of murdering of four women and the abducting a fifth.

"We have probable cause to believe that he is responsible for this series of murders, which I would qualify as a serial murderer", said Isidro Alaniz, Webb County district attorney. The victim called the police and Texas state troopers got to her first.

A fifth person, a female who was the victim in the alleged kidnapping, was able to escape and contacted authorities, providing a description of the suspect - including a vehicle, a white Dodge truck, authorities said.

Mr Ortiz fled but was arrested in a hotel parking lot in the city of Laredo.

But both Alaniz and Cuellar declined to discuss the evidence or say how the women were killed. Deputies detained the agent following a two-week murder investigation following the discovery of the bodies of two women the agent is accused of killing, KGNS reported on Saturday. Alaniz said two of them were US citizens but the nationalities of the other two were not yet known. He said all of the women worked as prostitutes.

US Customs and Border Protection issued a statement saying that it was fully cooperating with the investigation.

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Sheriff Cuellar told reporters that Agent Ortiz is a 10-year veteran supervisor of the Border Patrol.

"I extend my condolences to the families of the victims during this hard time". Authorities believe he acted alone.

"We do consider this to be a serial killer", he said.

The Texas Rangers, along with the Webb County Sheriff's office, launched an investigation after Melissa Ramirez, 29, a mother of two, was found slain September 4.

The Texas Department of Public Safety, whose Texas Rangers are investigating, did not return several messages seeking comment.

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