The alleged murder of one victim whose remains were found in a rural part of the San Luis Valley started as a drug buy, which quickly turned into a bloody stabbing and shooting, and a conspiracy to hide the body, according to an arrest affidavit.
Two more suspects were arrested Monday in connection to human remains being found in early November near Los Sauces in Conejos County and the initial suspect arrested, Adre “Psycho” Baroz, in the gruesome case now faces additional charges.
Julius Anthony Baroz, 30, was arrested by Alamosa police on suspicion of first-degree murder and tampering with human remains in the death of 38-year-old Myron Robert Martinez, of Del Norte. Martinez’s remains were found in Conejos County in November. Baroz is being held at the Alamosa County Jail on $250,000 bond.
Julius Baroz is the brother of Adre Baroz, who was arrested in November.
CJ Walter Dominguez, 27, was arrested Monday on suspicion of tampering with human remains, accessory to first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping. He is being held at the Alamosa County Jail on $100,000 bond.
All three suspects in the case are from Alamosa.
The Baroz brothers, according to an arrest affidavit, lived in separate apartments at 617 Sixth St., The Walsh Hotel. It was inside Adre’s apartment where Martinez was stabbed and shot, his body then mutilated, after he went there to buy drugs.
Martinez was reported as a missing person by the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 8.
On Dec. 31, an investigator spoke with a person who witnessed the murder, according to the affidavit. The witness said Adre Baroz stabbed and shot Martinez, and that Julius Baroz, known as “Gato,” held Martinez down as his throat was slit.
After the violent incident, “Psycho” forced the witness, who feared Adre Baroz, to clean up the bloody apartment. Dominquez and another man, Francisco Ramirez, “chopped up” the body and put remains into plastic tubs, the affidavit said, which were loaded into Dominquez’s truck.
Ramirez was arrested on Dec. 11 in Pueblo on federal weapons charges, according to Denver Channel 7.
As the alleged conspirators prepared the body to be disposed, Adre Baroz instructed Dustin McDermott to get rid of Martinez’s vehicle. Shayla Hammel, 34, was waiting in the car for Martinez. Hammel was taken to 18201 County Road 28, Sanford, where she was held for at least two days, according to the affidavit.
The witness, referred to in the affidavit as SOI (source of information), told investigators that “Psycho” likely shot and killed Hammel.
On Nov. 13, a search warrant was served at 19086 County Road 27, Sanford, where two crude graves — holes backfilled with dirt — were found. The remains of Martinez and Hammel were identified through dental records. Suspected human bones and teeth were also found at 18201 County Road 28. The third set of remains have yet to be identified.
The 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that Adre Baroz, 26, faces two additional charges of first-degree murder and two additional charges of tampering with human remains in the deaths of Martinez and Hammel. Adre Baroz is also being held at the Alamosa County Jail.
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