Sheriff: U.S. border patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested early Saturday on the suspicion that he killed four women and abducted a fifth, who escaped. The agent, Juan David Ortiz, was captured after a woman whom he tried to abduct escaped, Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz said at a news conference. Sheriff Martin Cuellar said Ortiz fled from state troopers and was found hiding in the parking lot of a hotel in Laredo, a border city about 145 miles southwest of San Antonio. Alaniz said investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings, though he described Ortiz as a serial killer. ... A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson confirmed Ortiz is a supervisory Border Patrol agent.