Court documents reveal gruesome killings in connection to human remains found in San Luis Valley

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ALAMOSA COUNTY, Colo. — An informant pieced together a gruesome timeline for investigators leading to a nationwide manhunt for 26-year-old Adre “Psycho” Baroz.

Court documents reveal the informant told investigators he watched Baroz kill 19-year-old Selena Esquibel who was reported missing in early September 2020. According to the affidavit, Esquibel was reported missing by her mother, who was not able to get in touch with her daughter after August 30, 2020.

The informant reported being there at the moment Esquibel was shot and her body disposed of. According to arrest papers, aBaroz hit Esquibel on the back of her head with a gun before taking her from his apartment, inside the Walsh Hotel in Alamosa.

The informant said he, Baroz, and Esquibel got into Baroz’s gold Cadillac Escalade and drove to the home of 27-year-old CJ Dominguez in Capulin, where Baroz’s brother, 30-year-old Julius, was waiting.

<<< Dominguez and Baroz have recently been arrested and charged in connection to the ongoing investigation.

Investigators learned Baroz, Esquibel, and the informant left Dominguez’s home and drove to a remote property in La Sauces known as “Ponch’s House”. The informant said there, moments after arriving, Baroz walked Esquibel to a pit behind a garage and shot her.

The informant believes Baroz targeted Esquibel after she made sexual assault claims against him. They said her remains were later burned and buried.

On November 13, investigators took the informant to that spot in La Souces. According to the affidavit, a search warrant was executed and the ensuing investigation revealed three sets of human remains.

Investigators have since identified two of the three victims. At this time, the third victim has not officially been identified, but investigators believe that person is likely Selena Esquibel.

The other two victims have been identified as Myron Martinez and Shayla Hammel. The same informant offered information on both deaths, saying they witnessed the murder of Martinez and was made aware of Hammel’s murder.

Martinez was reported missing to the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office on November 8, 2020. Hammel was reported missing to the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office on November 27, 2020.

Through the course of the investigation, law enforcement learned Martinez’s vehicle was missing from his property, and instead, a vehicle that belonged to Hammel was there.

According to court documents, the last communication Martinez made was on October 27, 2020. He’d sent a message to Adre Baroz on Facebook Messenger around 6 p.m., asking for a t-shirt (slang term for illegal narcotics).

The informant said Martinez went to Adre Baroz’s apartment to buy drugs while his girlfriend, Shayla Hammel, waited in his car. The informant said Adre’s brother, Julius, pushed them out of the way, in the apartment, while Adre tried to slices Martinez’s throat.

According to court documents, Dominguez helped Adre chop up Martinez’s body and put him in a plastic tub to be burned in another location. It also states that Dominguez’s truck was used to move Martinez’s body.

Two days later, the informant reported he was locked in a room for eight hours and said, when he got out, he never saw Hammel again. Adre Baroz told the informant prior that if the informant wouldn’t kill Hammel, he would.

On November 10, the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) and Conejos County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 18201 County Road 28 and found human bones and teeth. Blood was discovered in the bathtub drain.

On November 25, another search warrant was executed at Adre Baroz’s apartment, where blood was found under the floorboards.

Martinez was positively identified on December 3 and Hammel was positively identified on December 21.

Adre Baroz faces charges of three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of tampering with a deceased human body, second-degree kidnapping, and assault in the second degree. His next court date is March 29 at 9 a.m. Adre is currently being held in Alamosa County with no bond.

Julius Baroz faces charges of first-degree murder and tampering with a deceased human body. His next court date is February 2 at 9:45 a.m. His bond is set at $250,000.

Dominguez faces charges of tampering with a deceased human body, second-degree kidnapping, and accessory after the fact. His next court date is February 2 at 9:30 a.m. Dominguez’s bond is set at $100,000.

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