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 case.
This is a multi-agency investigation, involving not just Conejos deputies, and Alamosa cops, but the Saguache County Sheriff's Office, Monte Vista Police Department, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Baroz was taken into custody and will face charges in Colorado including homicide, assault, and kidnapping.
The first set of remains were found after a search warrant was executed on one property in the town of Los Sauces in the San Luis Valley on November 10, Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther told reporters during a virtual media conference Wednesday.
"We just simply do not know", Dingfelder said, adding that the condition of the remains made it hard to determine those characteristics.
Authorities have declined to comment on how Baroz may be connected to the discovery of the remains.
The police chief in Alamosa, whose department was assisting in the investigation, has said Baroz had been "clearly identified" as a suspect and that he is well-known in the area by his nickname. "It's a tight-knit community", Anderson said.
"The San Luis Valley is very small". Most of us grew up here. "We're just trying to keep the community safe right now".
Authorities are still searching the second property 'to ensure all remains and all evidence is found, ' said Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowder.
CBI said the skeletal remains of three people were discovered last week at two separate properties in Los Sauces or Lasauces, a rural community and former 19th-century stagecoach stop outside the small city of Alamosa, more than 200 miles south of Denver.
No property owners lived at the sites where the remains were found, police said.
It's not clear whether the remains are male or female or what age they might be.
At a press conference Wednesday morning, Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and local law enforcement officials confirmed that a forensic anthropologist has determined that remains found are from three different individuals whose identities are unknown at this time.
Baroz has a criminal history in Colorado that includes assault on a peace officer, attempted escape and theft, the Herald reports.