CONEJOS COUNTY— One set of human remains located on a Conejos County property in November has been identified.
A Forensic Odonotologist* assisting task force investigators identified one set of the human remains recovered as Myron Robert Martinez (DOB: 11/15/1982) of Del Norte. Martinez was reported missing to the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office on November 6, 2020. A family member reported they had not been in contact with Mr. Martinez since late October.
Investigators contacted the family of Mr. Martinez to make the official notification of his death.
The task force has not determined the cause and manner of death; however, investigators believe foul play was involved.
With the remains of Mr. Martinez identified, members of the task force are currently working to determine the circumstances surrounding his death. Adre Baroz, who is currently being held in the Alamosa County Jail, has not been charged in the death of Mr. Martinez. Law enforcement cannot comment on any other specific information or connection to the remains found in Conejos County as the arrest warrant remains sealed. Work continues to identify the two other sets of human remains located in Conejos County in November.
The Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office has joined the task force investigating this incident.
Anyone with information about Mr. Martinez or the other unidentified human remains located in Conejos County is asked to call a designated tip line at 719-270-0210. There have been more than 60 tips reported since last month.
There are no plans for a news conference. No further updates will be provided as information related to this case is sealed.
The charges against Mr. Baroz are merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
*Forensic Odontologists are highly experienced, specially trained dentists who use their expertise to help identify unknown remains.