UPDATE: As Panamanian authorities continue to search the property of William Adolfo Cortez more details are coming to light. Central America’s first alleged serial killer now has been identified as American William Dathan Holbert, 30 of Texas residing in Panama. He has confessed according to CNN reports to killing 5 individuals; thus far 3 bodies have been found on his property in the Bocas del Toro tourist area. His girlfriend’s identification has also been confirmed as Laura Michelle Reese not Jean Seana and she is no longer being identified as his wife.
UPDATE: The government of Nicaragua deported alleged serial killer William Adolfo Cortez, known as “Wild Bill” and his wife Jane Seana Cortez to Panama, where they face two murder charges and questioning in the disappearance of 5 other individuals. Panama’s President, Ricardo Martinelli, identified them as “one of the first cases of serial murders” in his country and probably in all of Central America. Upon arriving to Panama City the pair thanked authorities for the trip back to their home and stated they needed to speak to authorities about the [murder] matter.
American citizen and Panama’s Most Wanted Man, William Adolfo Cortez, has been captured in Nicaragua along with his wife, Jean Seana. Cortez is suspected of killing three people whose bodies were found on his Panama farm located in Bocas del Toro. Last week the body of American Cher Hughes was discovered on Cortez’ property making him the prime suspect, shortly thereafter he fled Panama, the other bodies were found later.
Authorities believe “Wild Bill” as he is known may have killed 20 other individuals across Central America. Authorities allege Cortez would start a real estate transaction and while negotiating the transaction the owner would disappear and he take title to the properties.
Cortez a resident of Panama has been eluding police throughout Central America, traversing from Panama to Costa Rice to Nicaragua.