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Texas Border Patrol Agent Juan Ortiz Charged with Murders

Following the deaths of four women in Texas, police have arrested border patrol officer Juan Ortiz on the grounds of murder and assault.

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By Max Bibeau | United States

Juan Ortiz, a 35-year-old U.S. Border Patrol Supervisor has been charged with four counts of murder, aggravated assault, and unlawful restraint.

Ortiz is reportedly the killer of four separate women. The attacks took place over a period of two weeks.

At this time, authorities believe that all four of the women were sex workers. At least two of them were definitely United States citizens. Ortiz was caught after a fifth woman, who is believed to have been his next target, managed to escape at a gas station, and find a state trooper to help.

After the woman escaped, police found and arrested Ortiz, who was hiding in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at 2:00 Saturday morning.

The names of the women are not publicly available, and neither are the nationalities of the other two. However, police can confirm that one of the victims was a transgender woman.

All of the women are believed to have been killed since September 3rd, though the motive and method of the killings is still unclear. Authorities believe that the suspect was acting alone.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced it will fully cooperate with the investigation.

This article will update as more details come to light.


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