Remains of 3 found in Colorado, triggering manhunt for felon

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In this photo released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement vehicles are parked at on one two properties where skeletal remains were found about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south-southeast of Alamosa, Colo. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Authorities in southern Colorado said Wednesday they are searching for a man in connection with the discovery of human remains belonging to three people near a rural hamlet. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police agencies identified the suspect as 26-year-old Adre Jordan Baroz. (Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP)

DENVER – Authorities in southern Colorado said Wednesday that they are searching for a suspect in connection with the discovery of the remains of three people near a rural hamlet.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police agencies identified the suspect as Adre Jordan Baroz, a convicted felon. They said a homicide warrant has been issued for his arrest and that he goes by the nickname “Psycho.”

Searches last week uncovered the skeletal remains of three people on two properties near Las Sauces, a tiny community outside the small city of Alamosa, more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of Denver, Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther said. None of the remains have been identified.

Authorities declined to comment on how Baroz, 26, may be connected to the discovery of the remains. They said he is commonly known as “Psycho” in the area but did not elaborate.

Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson told reporters that authorities consider Baroz armed and dangerous and that any sightings should be reported to police.

Authorities from at least four sheriff's offices, police departments in Colorado's San Luis Valley agricultural region and state investigators have formed a task force to investigate.

“The San Luis Valley is very small. It’s a tight-knit community,” Anderson said. “Most of us have grown up here. ... We’re just trying to keep the community safe right now.”

It was not known if any of the remains are linked to any missing-persons cases in the region, which borders New Mexico, said George Dingfelder, police chief of the small community of Monte Vista.