Alaniz says his office plans to charge Ortiz with four counts of murder and one count of aggravated kidnapping. Authorities say one woman Ortiz had abducted escaped early Saturday morning and she was able to alert authorities.
Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar says Ortiz fled from state troopers and was found hiding in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at around 2 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings.
Update: Juan David Ortiz confessed to all four homicides. He is a nine-year veteran of Border Patrol, according to Webb County DA. Still waiting on statement from BP.— Valerie Gonzalez (@ValOnTheBorder) September 15, 2018
This would be the second homicide investigation in Webb involving a border patrol agent from the Laredo sector. pic.twitter.com/3digC0mmq2
Authorities didn't disclose the victims' names or nationalities and they declined to discuss the evidence or say how the women were killed.