CONEJOS COUNTY, Colo. — A team of law enforcement agencies in the San Luis Valley was called into action this month after an unrelated search warrant was obtained and executed by the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office on November 10, led to the discovery of human remains.
During a press conference on Friday, investigators say the search warrant was for stolen equipment and vehicles.
Three days later, during a second property search close to the first, law enforcement officers uncovered additional human remains.
A task force comprised of the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office, Monte Vista Police, Alamosa Police, the Saguache Sheriff’s Office, and the Colorado State Patrol advised Wednesday that, so far, they have found the remains of three people.
A desperate search is now underway for the suspect, Adre Jordan Baroz, who goes by the nickname “Psycho”.
“We currently have an active warrant for homicide for Mr. Baroz. And I would say at this time, he should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson. “He should not be contact by the public. And we are encouraging people to please contact 911 if they see Mr. Baroz.”
This isn’t Baroz’s first run-in with the law. He has been charged on several occasions, including theft, misdemeanors, drugs, and felony attempt to escape.
FOX21 spoke with the family of Baroz, and they said at this time they would like to be left out of this matter. It’s unclear what led police to name Baroz as a suspect in this investigation and aren’t ruling him as a serial killer.
“There’s been a number of questions being a serial killer; I think it’s a little too early to categorize we don’t want to speculate at this time,”
Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder advised Wednesday that the task force has not identified the victims nor connected the remains to any missing persons case.
“There’s a lot to be done on identifying these remains. It’s going to take several weeks to months to identify these remains,” said Chief Dingfelder. Dingfelder added that investigators do not yet know whether the victims are male or female, their ages, or any more specific identifying information due to the condition of the skeletal remains.
Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther, who heads the agency that made the initial discovery, said the task force would continue an exhaustive search in the area to ensure all remains and all evidence is found.
Crowther declined to explain the circumstances that led to the initial search warrant.
In the meantime, anyone with information on Baroz’s whereabouts or the remains is asked to call a tip hotline created for this case: 719-270-0210. Callers can leave their name or remain anonymous.
Adre Baroz is presumed innocent until proven guilty.