Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 8:20 pm PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 The woman in the white pickup was feeling increasingly uneasy about the driver, whom she knew only as "David." Two fellow sex workers in Laredo, Texas, had been recently killed, and one of them was her friend Melissa. The man and the woman had already been at his house, where she had discussed Melissa. He had reacted strangely, she later told authorities, and the situation had grown so tense that she vomited in the front yard before they left for a gas station. The woman's mind lingered on Melissa. She wanted to keep talking about her. He produced a gun in response and grabbed hold of her shirt. She managed to jump out of the truck and into the night, her shirt torn from her body. He fled, and she found a state trooper fueling up nearby. She told the trooper where the man lived. That information led officers to Juan David Ortiz, a supervisory Border Patrol agent. He had been hiding in a … [Read more...] about A woman’s daring escape from a Border Patrol agent helped reveal a ‘serial killer,’ police say
Confession of a serial killer
By John MacCormack and Liz Teitz Published 3:50 pm CDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 RIO BRAVO - The wooden urn holding Melissa Ramirez’s ashes waits in her mother’s kitchen, part of a small altar that includes a photo of the smiling girl, another of a brother who died years earlier, and a Bible opened to Psalm 91. But despite the arrest early Saturday of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who law officers say confessed to killing Ramirez and three others, her mother, Maria Cristina Benavides lives in fear. “I don’t feel secure. I’m afraid for my grandchildren. I don’t really know who killed Melissa and I don’t know if there was more than one,” Benavides, 51, said Sunday afternoon. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Driver accused of hospitalizing 4 in VIA bus stop crash asks for forgiveness Media: San Antonio Express-News Blaze closes major S.A. highway in both directions Media: TXDOT Fly through the eye … [Read more...] about Relatives mourn the loss of victims slain in Laredo by what police call a serial killer
THE notorious US serial killer known as the BTK has revealed he believes a "demon" inside of him drove him to murder 10 people, including two children. In a previously unheard interview, Rader opened up about his crimes as well as his childhood, soon after he confessed 13 years ago. Wichita, Kansas-native Rader called himself the BTK, which stood for "bind, torture, and kill". He was arrested in 2005 and is serving 10 consecutive life sentences at a Kansas prison for his crimes. A new Oxygen documentary titled ‘Snapped: Notorious BTK Serial Killer’ will include Rader as its main subject, including an unheard interview he gave to a local television reporter after he confessed to the murders. ‘How could a guy like me, church member, raised a family, go out and do those sort of things?’ he told reporter Larry Hatteberg during the interview on KAKE-TV. ‘I want the people of Sedgwick County, the United States and the world to know that I am a serial … [Read more...] about Notorious BTK serial killer claims a ‘demon’ drove him to torture and murder 10 people in never-before-heard confession
Produced by Lourdes Aguiar and Cindy Cesare [This story originally aired on April 20, 2016] Every morning for the last 37 years, Jim Alt wakes up terrified -- thinking that it's 1978, and that he's just been brutally attacked on Torrey Pines State Beach. "When I become aware that I'm awake, I do not open my eyes. I put my hands on the bed, and I feel for that sheet or I feel for sand of a beach," said Alt. "You still do that?" "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger asked. "Yes, sir," Alt replied. "Before my eyes are open I want to know where I'm at." It wasn't always this way. The beach used to be Alt's second home -- a safe place, a fun place. "You were a big surfer," Schlesinger noted. "Absolutely," Alt said. "There's not a feeling on earth like surfing. It's just -- there's a big rush inside your body." Rick Selga has felt that rush. He was one of Alt's good friends back then. "Who was the better surfer between the two of you?" Schlesinger asked Selga. "Uh, probably he … [Read more...] about Were the murders of California teens the work of a serial killer?
THE forensic psychiatrist known for his work on a high-profile murder investigation into the death of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has been shot dead by a "serial killer on the loose in the US". Dr. Steven Pitt, 59 - best known for raising suspicions about six-year-old JonBenet's family after she was killed in 1996 - was gunned down outside his office in Arizona on Thursday. Pitt is one of four people fatally shot in the area and police believe all the killings are connected. Cops are now hunting a suspect spotted fleeing the scene of his murder. Witnesses said gunshots rang out after they heard a loud argument as Dr Pitt left his office. The shooter - described as an adult male, bald and wearing a dark coloured hat - fled the area leaving the psychiatrist to die at the scene. Less than a 24 hours later, two paralegals, Veleria Sharp, 48, and Laura Anderson, 49, were shot and killed at the law office where they worked in Phoenix. Officers arriving at the scene found a woman … [Read more...] about JonBenet Ramsey murder case psychiatrist ‘shot dead by a SERIAL KILLER’ in Arizona