The manhunt for Colorado man wanted in connetion with three skeletal sets of human remains found in Conejos County ended Thursday afternoon when investigators found the fugitive at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico.
Adre “Psycho” Baroz, 26, faces charges of first-degree homicide, first-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping, CBS4 reported.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday they were seeking Baroz in connection with the remains, found on two rural properties as authorized executed a search warrant related to stolen cars and construction equipment, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Investigators said it may take weeks to identify the bodies because of the advanced state of decomposition. So far, they’ve been unable to determine their gender or ages.
Alamosa Chief of Police Ken Anderson said Wednesday that Baroz was the “clear suspect” in the deaths of the three people, although it was not immediately clear how he is connected to the stolen property investigation.
The Denver Post reported that Baroz has convictions in Colorado for various crimes, including theft and assault, and that he currently has four open cases for obstructing government operations, assault, possession of a weapon by a felon, and multiple drug offenses. Court records say he was due in court on Wednesday for hearings related to three of those cases.
The remains were found last week on two properties located near each other and near the town of Las Sauces, about 20 miles from Alamosa. Investigators said the property owners don’t live there.
Investigators said they have checked into missing persons report in the Monte Vista and Alamos areas but don’t believe there is a connection, CBS4 reported.
“We are not associating (the victims) with the missing persons cases at this time and for anyone to do so would be irresponsible … pure speculation,” they said.
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[Featured image: Adre Baroz/Colorado Bureau of Investigation]