Disney’s ABC has announced details on the next episode of “20/20”, which will explore the case of a Texas border patrol agent, who was unmasked as the very serial killer he was pretending to hunt. This two-hour program features exclusive interviews with family and friends of the victims and law enforcement involved in the case.
When authorities found Melissa Ramirez and Claudine Luera murdered and abandoned on the outskirts of Laredo, Texas, they came to a terrifying conclusion over the similarities between the two crime scenes: the city’s red-light district had become the hunting ground of a serial killer. How many more women would become victims?
In a new “20/20,” ABC News correspondent John Quiñones reports on the investigation that ultimately led to one of their own, border patrol supervisor Juan David Ortiz, who was assisting on the case. “20/20” also examines key witness testimony and police body camera video, as well as unpacks Ortiz’s nearly nine-hour interrogation that led to his shocking confession.
The two-hour program features exclusive interviews with Texas Ranger EJ Salinas, who helped crack the case, as well as Elva Enriquez, the mother of one of the victims, and Erika Quiroz, Melissa’s best friend. The episode also includes additional interviews with family members of the victims and District Attorney Isidro Alaniz and Capt. Federico Calderon of Webb County Sheriff’s Department, who provided critical insight into the investigation and trial of Ortiz.
ABC News’ “20/20” is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Deborah Roberts. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 45 years, “20/20” features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high-profile stories. Janice Johnston is the executive producer.
This two-hour “20/20” event will air on Friday, 17th November 2023 at 9:01-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC, and it will be available the next day on Hulu.
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