A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested within the state of Texas on suspicion of killing 4 prostitutes, reviews say.
Officers have been in search of Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.
Mr Ortiz fled however was arrested in a lodge parking zone within the metropolis of Laredo.
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar mentioned police believed Mr Ortiz had acted alone.
“The county, the city can rest assured we have the serial killer in custody,” Sheriff Cuellar mentioned. He was quoted by the Laredo Times newspaper.
He mentioned investigators had “very strong evidence” that Mr Ortiz was behind the killings.
District Attorney Isidro Alaniz mentioned Mr Ortiz, who had been with the Border Patrol for 10 years, was set to face 4 expenses of murder and one in all aggravated kidnapping.
Two of the victims have been discovered earlier on Saturday and on Friday night. On Thursday a 42-year-old woman was discovered critically injured by the aspect of a freeway and died in hospital. The body of a 29-year-old mother-of-two was discovered on 4 September, the Laredo Times mentioned.
Mr Alaniz mentioned the reason for death was comparable in every case. He mentioned all the ladies labored as prostitutes and investigators have been looking for a motive for the killings.