Mexican authorities say they are on the hunt for a possible American serial killer who allegedly targeted at least three sex workers just across the border in Tijuana, according to reports.
Baja California Attorney General Ricardo Carpio told a news conference that the suspect is hiding somewhere in San Diego, California., and that investigators are working with their American counterparts to find him, according to NBC San Diego.
“If someone threatens the lives of our citizens, our women, then they will have a serious problem with our justice system,” he said.
“There was a job of sharing information between our homicide department and the institution’s strategy department. They were able to determine that this suspect is attacking vulnerable and lonely victims and luring them in with lies,” Carpio added.
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The identity of the suspect was not immediately announced. NBC San Diego, citing homicide investigators, reported he was a US citizen and found his victims in strip clubs and bars in the Zona Norte area of Tijuana. At least three murders are under investigation, according to Marca, a Spanish newspaper.
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Each of the victims was found dead in a motel room and evidence suggests the suspect had sex with the women before beating and killing them, NBC San Diego reported, citing people familiar with the investigation. .
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“We have also taken the necessary steps to try to identify any cases that may be linked to this femicide, and we have issued a warrant for the arrest of said individual,” Carpio said.
“Without a doubt, we will capture him and bring him back here to Tijuana,” Carpio reportedly added.
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