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Two more men arrested in San Luis Valley discovery of three sets of human remains

Julius Anthony Baroz faces murder charges and CJ Walter Dominguez is accused of kidnapping, tampering with human remains. Prosecutors add charges for Adre “Psycho” Baroz, too.

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Two more men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of three sets of human remains in the San Luis Valley last year, authorities announced Tuesday.

Alamosa residents Julius Anthony Baroz and CJ Walter Dominguez were arrested Monday for their alleged involvement in killing Myron Robert Martinez, whose remains were found along with those of Shayla Hammel and one other, yet-to-be-identified person.

Julius Anthony Baroz. (Courtesy Colorado Bureau of Investigation)
CJ Walter Dominguez. (Courtesy Colorado Bureau of Investigation)

Baroz has been charged with first-degree murder and tampering with human remains. Dominguez has been charged with tampering with human remains, first-degree accessory to murder and second degree kidnapping. 

Both men are being held at the Alamosa County Detention Center, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Court records on the arrests have been sealed, CBI said in a news release, though a 12th Judicial District judge is expected to unveil them soon. The records’ release will provide more details on the case. 

The three sets of human remains were found on rural properties in the Los Sauces community in Conejos County in November. Soon after, Adre Jordan “Psycho” Baroz was arrested in New Mexico and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case. 

The brother of Julius Baroz, Adre Baroz is accused of killing Selena Esquibel. Law enforcement has indicated in court documents that the third, yet-to-be-identified set of remains belong to Esquibel.

Adre Baroz is now also facing charges — including a pair of first-degree murder counts and two counts of tampering with human remains — related to the deaths of Martinez and Hammel. 

Francisco Ramirez, a fourth man connected to the case, was arrested earlier this month in Pueblo on unrelated drug and weapons charges. Federal court documents say a confidential informant told investigators that Ramirez drove around with one of the three sets of remains and helped Adre Baroz dispose of bodies.

Updated on Jan. 19, 2021 at 5:07 p.m.: This story has been updated with information from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation that Adre Baroz and Julius Baroz are brothers.

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