EL PASO, Texas (AP) â€” The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is calling the kidnappings and assault of three people in South Texas “serious and disturbing.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation believes agent Esteban Manzanares, who was later found dead, is responsible for the assault of the Honduran females, two of them minors.
CBP commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said Friday that that kind of action is not representative of the Border Patrol’s agents.
Authorities found two women Wednesday night who had escaped from an attacker, and a search led them to Manzanares’ home. Authorities heard gunshots, and when they entered Manzanares’ home they found him dead and rescued the third girl.