Indiana fugitive who murdered his girlfriend caught at Massachusetts rest stop

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NEWTON, MA – Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and members of the United States Marshals Service on Wednesday located and apprehended an Indiana man wanted for the Dec. 21, 2021 homicide of his girlfriend.

MSP VFAS Troopers and Deputy Marshals located ALEXANDER ORTIZ, 36, of Anderson, Indiana, parked in a rest stop on Route 95 south in Newton at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday. ORTIZ, who was found in the victim’s 2007 Acura, was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice and transported to the State Police-Framingham Barracks for booking.

Troopers and Deputy Marshals had been working with investigators from Madison County, Indiana, in tracking ORTIZ. ORTIZ is wanted for the Dec. 21 homicide of 37-year-old Andrea Aguirre, who was found deceased from multiple stab wounds inside the bedroom of her Anderson, Indiana home. Ms. Aguirre’s two toddlers were in the home with her and were unharmed.

ORTIZ was arraigned as fugitive from justice. Prosecutors will arrange his rendition to Indiana to face the homicide charges. His MSP booking photo is included with this release.

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