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LAREDO, Texas – Juan David Ortiz has been identified by authorities as the Texas U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent arrested Saturday on suspicion of having killed four women and abducting a fifth.
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said at a news conference that the agent, Ortiz, whose age was not immediately provided, was arrested early Saturday morning.
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The county’s district attorney, Isidro Alaniz, says authorities were led to Ortiz after a woman he tried to kidnap escaped from him. Ortiz fled from state troopers and hid in the parking lot of a Laredo hotel, where he was arrested. source
Alaniz says authorities are still trying to determine a motive for the killings. He says all the women worked as prostitutes.
This is a developing story.
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