Cops Track Down 'Psycho,' a Suspect in 3 Colo. Murders

He was arrested at motel in New Mexico
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2020 9:22 AM CST
Fugitive Nicknamed 'Psycho' Arrested in New Mexico
This photo released by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows one of two properties where skeletal remains were found, about 20 miles south-southeast of Alamosa, Colo.   (Colorado Bureau of Investigation via AP)

A suspected murderer nicknamed "Psycho" is no longer on the loose. Police say 26-year-old Adre Baroz, who was wanted in connection with the discovery of three bodies in rural southern Colorado, was arrested Thursday at a motel in Gallup, New Mexico, the Denver Post reports. He faces charges of first-degree homicide, first-degree assault, and second-degree kidnapping. Investigators haven't said what links Baroz to the three bodies, which authorities found near the tiny town of Los Sauces, about 20 miles south of Alamosa, last week after executing a search warrant for stolen vehicles and construction equipment.

Investigators say it could take months to identify the victims because of the condition of the bodies, reports CBS Denver. They say it is too early to speculate if the victims are people who were reported missing locally or to categorize the killings as the work of a serial killer. But before Baroz's arrest, they did made it clear that they considered him extremely dangerous. "It is imperative that we get this individual off the street," Ken Anderson, the chief of police in Alamosa, said Wednesday, per the New York Times. "When I say he’s a danger to the community, I mean exactly that—he's a danger." (More Colorado stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.