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Tijuana Authorities Search For Serial Killer Who Killed Three Woman, Comparing The Killer To 'Ted Bundy'
“This subject has criminal tendencies associated with violent and psychopathic behavior,” Baja California Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez told reporters in Tijuana. “His profile is very similar to someone who became very well-known decades ago: Ted Bundy.”
Authorities in Tijuana believe they have a “Ted Bundy”-like serial killer on the loose who is responsible for killing at least three women.
“This subject has criminal tendencies associated with violent and psychopathic behavior,” Baja California Attorney General Ricardo Iván Carpio Sánchez told reporters in Tijuana on Tuesday, according to Fox affiliate KSWB. “His profile is very similar to someone who became very well-known decades ago: Ted Bundy.”
Like Bundy, Carpio said authorities believe the killer is seducing vulnerable women and convincing them to meet him in private before killing them.
Bundy — who admitted to killing 30 women and girls across the United States in the 1970s — lured his victims with his charismatic charm, often using props to pretend he was injured to get his unsuspecting female victims to offer help before he abducted, raped and killed them.
The prolific serial killer was caught a final time — he escaped custody twice — in 1978, weeks after viciously attacking members of the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University. He was executed for his crimes in 1989.
Carpio believes the killer in Tijuana is targeting sex workers, often finding his victims at strip clubs and bars in the Zona Norte community of Tijuana, NBC San Diego affiliate KNSD-TV reports. After luring the women back to motel rooms for sex, investigators said he beats and kills them.
All three victims linked to the killer were discovered dead in motel rooms, but authorities believe there may be more victims.
“They were able to determine that this suspect attacks vulnerable, lonely victims and lures them with lies,” he said.
In another similarity to Bundy, investigators believe that the killer is an American.
Authorities believe he crosses the border into Mexico to seek out his victims.
Carpio told reporters that investigators think they’ve identified the man and have issued an arrest warrant in the case, according to the news outlet.
Mexican authorities are now working in conjunction with the FBI and U.S. law enforcement authorities to try to track down the suspect.
“We are in communication and are coordinating with other institutions to locate and capture this individual,” Carpio said, according to KSWB.
He declined to provide any additional details about the suspect in the case, telling reporters he didn’t want to compromise the strategy being used to capture the killer.
“Without a doubt, we’re going to detain him and we’re going to extradite him to Baja California where he will be processed,” he said.
To date, there have been 1,859 homicides in the city of Tijuana this year.