US Border Patrol agent accused of being serial killer, slaying 4 women

Border Patrol agent arrested accused of killing four women

Border Patrol agent arrested accused of killing four women

He's suspected of killing four women and abducting a fifth.

The bodies of two women were found earlier in the week, and another two were found early Saturday morning.

Three bodies have been found in the northwest area of the county this month, and Cuellar said authorities are investigating whether there may be a fourth body. Police say all four women were prostitutes.

Texas authorities have charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with murdering four female sex workers during a two-week killing spree that ended when a fifth woman escaped from him and found help.

Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said in a statement: "We feel that our efforts have gathered strong evidence against this killer".

"We do consider this to be a serial killer", he said. Cuellar said investigators believe heacted alone.

The ongoing investigation is being spearheaded by the Texas Rangers. Police did not disclose her cause of death. The names of those victims have not been released.

"The county, the city can rest assured that we have".

It continues: 'There has been a recent breakthrough in the investigations and there has been someone detained. We spoke about how more steps need to be taken to make certain that people who want to become Border Patrol agents receive the appropriate psychological screening to ensure that no person who is capable of these type of actions is allowed to join or remain in the ranks.

'There will be information made available very soon by those agencies who are in charge of the case.

In a statement, Andrew Meehan, assistant commissioner for public affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said his agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General are fully cooperating with all investigators.

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