Border Patrol agent arrested in Texas for serial murder case

September 17, 2018 | Brainwave Science


A United States Border Patrol agent was arrested in South Texas on Saturday. Officials describe the agent as the serial killer in connection to a calculated killing spree that left 4 women dead in recent weeks around the city of Laredo. According to Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar, the police arrested the agent, Juan David Ortiz, early on Saturday morning after another woman escaped from his captivity and alerted the authorities. The women, Erika Pena, gave the statement that David Ortiz abducted her when he was investigating the recent murder of her friend- the first victim, Melissa Ramirez. Erika escaped half-clothed and sought help at the nearest gas station in the city.

Sheriff Cueller said, “We consider this man to be a serial killer who was preying on one victim after another.”

State troopers found Ortiz hiding in a truck in the parking lot of a hotel in Laredo about 145 miles from San Antonio. David Ortiz,35, confessed to killing four women between September 3 and September 15. Officials investigated after the body of mother-of-two Melissa Ramirez, 29, was found in Laredo. The second victim, 42-year-old Claudine Anne Luera, was found severely injured off the same highway on Thursday morning and died in hospital the same day. The fourth victim appeared to be a transgender woman remained unidentified and is referred as Jane Doe, according to District Attorney Isidro Alaniz.

According to Alaniz, the manner in which the victims were killed is similar in all the cases from the evidence. He believes the suspect is the sole person responsible for this horrific serial killing spree and investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killings.


Texas experienced some of its most heinous crimes from mass shooting to serial murders this year. According to FBI crime data, the violent crime in Texas is advancing at a faster rate than the nation. There have been numerous allegations of sexual abuse, sexual assault, kidnapping and latest serial murder on Customs and Border Protection employees, including Border Patrol agents. Most the crime conducted by Border Patrol agents are found dubious, not sustained, misleading or exonerated due to lack of vital evidence. The murders around the city of Laredo increases when protesters and some Democratic lawmakers are seeking to curb the actions of immigration officials. Customs and Border Protection, an agency under the Department of Homeland Security, has also come under fierce criticism last week for recent incidents.

In those circumstances, such loud cases as Ortiz’s serial murder case become an incredible challenge for officials. The cases of murders should be solved as soon as possible, proving the power of law enforcement agencies to provide safety and security in the region. Richard Raymond, State Representative, said if law enforcement officers are committing a crime, they should be placed under severe actions and investigations. The violent crime in Texas has reached a new height, and it’s important that law enforcement doesn’t turn a blind eye to one-of-its-own kind, therefore, they need to embrace the flawless and most scientific iCognative technology to discover accurate and reliable intelligence to swiftly investigate this incident and provide justice to the victims.


A substantial step to identify the motive and co-conspirator if any is through accurate intelligence and leads that Ortiz pose, saving manpower, time and money. Developed by Brainwave Science to support investigative agencies all over the world, iCognative is the closest and advanced technology with impeccable accuracy to determine critical intelligence hidden in the brain of Ortiz. This technology can very well be the antidote to solve this case and other rising crime with the preservation of human rights as well as the presumption of innocence from a criminal justice perspective.

In the Ortiz’ case, iCognative technology serves as a modern and valuable tool to provide critical intelligence, missing links and other vital information necessary to this case. Information such as his involvement, the motive to behind the murder and other vital information necessary to this case. Utilization of this technology by Law Enforcement agencies can strengthen their investigation capabilities and deliver guaranteed positive results. So far 100% of determinations made by this technology have been strikingly accurate and there are zero false positives and false negatives. A 45-minute iCognative test where a series of confidential information (stimuli) will be input into the system and displayed to suspect one after another. For conducting the test, the investigators will use both known and confidential information about the murders. Confidential information is the detail of specific crime related information that only the perpetrator would recognize. Known case-related information including details such as the date of every separate murder (September 15th, 2018), names of victims (Melissa Ramirez, Claudine Anne Luera, Jane Doe), photos of victims’ bodies, used weapon, along with other case related details not known to the public are used for iCognative test protocol.

The technology is so powerful and unique that it could record and analyze the brainwave response to each specific crime-related information (stimuli), collected through investigations, flashed to the suspect on a digital screen and determine with over 99% accuracy if the information under question is present in the suspect’s brain or not, making the iCognative test unbeatable.

iCognative by Brainwave Science is an innovative tool that can significantly change the way of solving crimes. This modern technology can determine with high accuracy the fact of the presence of criminal knowledge in the brain of every suspect, being in the same time non-invasive and not breaking human rights. In Ortiz’ case, iCognative can help law enforcement agencies to find out about the officer’s guilt quickly, saving efforts and providing justice to the victims.

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