A man wanted on homicide charges after human remains belonging to at least three people were found at multiple properties in Conejos County was arrested Thursday in New Mexico, investigators announced.
Adre J. Baroz, 26, of Sanford in Conejos County, who was also known as "Psycho," was arrested at a motel in Gallup, N.M., at 3 p.m. Thursday and transported to the McKinley County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
He faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree kidnapping.
The warrant remains sealed and no additional information was to be released Thursday.
CBI officials had announced they were investigating multiple killings in the San Luis Valley after human remains were found Tuesday near Las Sauces, a rural community near the New Mexico border.
Investigators said the remains could be from several people missing since August. The remains are still being recovered and being analyzed as part of the identification process.
Several agencies, including the Conejos County Sheriff's Office, Saguache County Sheriff's Office, Alamosa Police Department, Monte Vista Police Department and the CBI, have been collaborating on the case.
Monte Vista police chief George Dingfelder said “It’s a huge relief for the community and law enforcement that he’s been taken into custody.”