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Colorado authorities are searching for a suspect who goes by the nickname “Psycho” after discovering three bodies on two different rural properties in the southern portion of the state.
Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder said in a press conference Wednesday that the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office discovered the human remains—which have not yet been identified—Nov. 10 while executing a search warrant related to stolen equipment and vehicles, local station KMGH reports.
Investigators found evidence at the scene that led them to a second property, where they found more human remains.
The two properties in Conejos County were in “close proximity to one another” near the town of Las Sauces, not far from the New Mexico border, according to a statement from the Monte Vista Police Department.
While it’s not clear how long the remains had been in the locations, a forensic anthropologist was able to determine that the remains were from at least three people, Dingfelder said in the press conference streamed by Valley Publishing.
Multiple law enforcement agencies formed a task force to assist in the investigation, including the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office, Saguache County Sheriff’s Office, Alamosa Police Department, Monte Vista Police Department, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
“We’re small rural agencies,” Dingfelder said in the press conference. “Most of us are 10, 15 if that, officers so it just made sense to form a task force along with Colorado Bureau of Investigation.”
Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson said during Wednesday’s press conference that law enforcement authorities have “clearly identified” 26-year-old Adre Jordan Baroz as a suspect in the deaths.
Baroz, who goes by the nickname “Psycho,” is on the run and considered armed and dangerous.
“Our main goal is to get him off the streets. He is a danger to the public right now,” Anderson said, adding that authorities are doing “everything that we possibly can to locate and apprehend this individual.”
A homicide warrant has been issued for Baroz’s arrest, Anderson said.
Authorities are working now to try to identify the remains, but Dingfelder said that process could take weeks or even months.
It's not clear whether the remains are male or female or what age they might be.
“We just simply do not know,” Dingfelder said, adding that the condition of the remains made it difficult to determine those characteristics.
Authorities also haven’t been able to determine whether the remains are linked to any active persons cases, but did say that they don’t believe the case is connected to the disappearance of missing mom Suzanne Morphew.
Anyone with information about the case, is urged to call a tip line set up for the case at 719-270-0210.
“If you know any information, we encourage that you give us that information,” Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther said in the press conference.
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