Remains of 3 found in Colorado, triggering manhunt for felon

Elias Hubbard
November 21, 2020

Forensic analysis confirmed that they belong to three different people, investigators said Wednesday.

Searches last week uncovered the skeletal remains of three people on two properties near Las Sauces, a tiny community outside the small city of Alamosa, more than 322 kilometres south of Denver, Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther said. He said authorities got a search warrant for a property near Los Sauces, found human remains there and then found more on a nearby property.

Because of the ongoing investigation, law enforcement gave no details as to what led them to identify Baroz as a suspect, how long the remains were on the property or whether they can be connected to any recent missing persons.

Authorities are working now to try to identify the remains, but Dingfelder said that process could take weeks or even months.

Prior to his arrest, Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson told reporters Baroz should be considered armed and risky.

This is a multi-agency investigation, involving not just Conejos deputies, and Alamosa cops, but the Saguache County Sheriff's Office, Monte Vista Police Department, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

"We just simply do not know", Dingfelder said, adding that the condition of the remains made it hard to determine those characteristics.

Adre Jordan Baroz, 26, was arrested without incident in Gallup and is facing charges of first-degree homicide, first-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The human remains were found in Conejos County by officials executing a search warrant related to stolen equipment and vehicles, Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder said Wednesday according to NBC affiliate KOAA of Pueblo. It´s a tight-knit community, ' Anderson.

Chief Anderson concluded that the San Luis Valley is "a tight knit community".

"We don't see cases like this very often", he said, "and keeping the community safe is our number one priority".

It's not clear whether the remains are male or female or what age they might be. He is from the town of Sanford, near the hamlet of Los Sauces in Conejos County, and has a criminal history in Colorado that includes assault on a peace officer, attempted escape and theft, Fox News reported.

The property owners were not living at the locations at the time.

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