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2 new arrests made after 3 bodies found in Conejos County

Julius Baroz and CJ Dominguez are being held in the Alamosa County Detention Center. New charges have also been filed against Adre "Psycho" Baroz.
Credit: Alamosa Police Dept.
Julius Baroz(left) and CJ Dominguez(right) were arrested in connection with the murder of Myron Martinez.

CONEJOS COUNTY, Colo. — Two of the people who were found dead in Conejos County last November were dating, according to an arrest affidavit for two of the suspects from the Alamosa Police Department.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said two new arrests were made this week in connection with the death of 38-year-old Myron Martinez whose remains were found on a Conejos County property in November. In all, the remains of three people were found on two adjacent properties. 

Shayla Hammel, who was dating Martinez, was identified as one of the other victims, an affidavit says. The third set of remains has not been identified.

Julius Anthony Baroz, 30, and CJ Walter Dominguez, 27, were taken into custody by Alamosa Police officers on Monday, CBI said. Julius' brother Adre "Psycho" was already in custody on unrelated charges, but is facing new charges which include two counts of first-degree murder and two additional charges of tampering with deceased human remains.

Martinez was reported missing to the Rio Grande Sheriff's Office on Nov. 8, 2020, the arrest affidavit says. His last known communication was a message on Facebook to Adre Baroz on Oct. 27, the affidavit says. 

Credit: San Luis Valley Missing Persons
CBI identified one of three sets of human remains found in Conejos County as Myron Robert Martinez.

During the investigation, it was determined that his vehicle was missing from his home, but one belonging to Hammel was there. Hammel was reported missing to the Saguache County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 27, but it was determined she hadn't been seen since October, according to the affidavit.

On Nov. 10, investigators from Conejos County Sheriff's Office and CBI went to a property near the town of Las Sauces on a warrant related to stolen vehicles and property. The warrant was not related to any missing person cases, however, during that search, the remains of Hammel, Martinez and another person were found.

Credit: Saguache County Sheriff's Office
Shayla Hammel

According to the affidavit, a witness who is not named, said he was present when Martinez was killed inside the apartment of Adre Baroz at 617 6th St. in Alamosa. 

The witness said Martinez was there to buy drugs, according to the affidavit. The witness was "shaking out of fear" because of the tension between Martinez and Adre, the affidavit says.

The witness told investigators that Julius Baroz was also there and said Julius Baroz held Martinez down as Adre Baroz attempted to slice his throat, the affidavit says. Martinez managed to get up and attempted to hide behind the witness, the affidavit says. The witness tried to run out the apartment door, but was grabbed by Julius Baroz, the affidavit says.

According to the affidavit, Adre Baroz ordered the witness to clean up the blood. The witness also told investigators that Martinez's remains were cut up in the apartment and placed into tubs. The witness said Adre Baroz, Dominguez and another person put Martinez's remains in Dominguez's truck.

The witness said Adre Baroz asked a friend to "get rid of" Martinez's car, but was told his girlfriend (Hammel) was in the car. Adre Baroz instructed the friend to take Hammel to Las Sauces, the affidavit says. Hammel was alive at a home there for two days, according to the affidavit.

On Nov. 13, 2020, a search warrant was executed at a property in Sanford, Colorado. Two holes were found on the property near a garage, the affidavit says. One had burned debris in it, the other appeared to have human bones and a tooth, according to the affidavit. Dental records were used to identify Hammel and Martinez as two of the victims.

Credit: Alamosa Police Dept.
Julius Baroz

Julius Baroz is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and tampering with deceased human remains, according to CBI. He's being held at the Alamosa County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Credit: Alamosa Police Dept.
CJ Dominguez

Dominguez is being held on suspicion of tampering with deceased human remains accessory to first-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping, according to CBI. He is being held in the Alamosa County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Adre Baroz is being held in the Alamosa County Detention Center without bond.

Credit: Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Adre "Psycho" Baroz

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