(CNN) — A man wanted by Colorado authorities after the discovery of human remains in a rural southern part of the state was arrested in New Mexico, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said.
Adre Baroz, 26, of Sanford, Colorado, was arrested at a Gallup motel on Thursday afternoon, the CBI said in a statement. He faces charges of first degree murder, first degree assault and second degree kidnapping, according to the statement.
State and local authorities announced Wednesday that they had found the remains of three people at two properties in Lasauses, Colorado, while serving a search warrant.
Lasauses is a small town along the Rio Grande, north of the New Mexico border.
The researchers said it could take weeks or months to identify people’s gender, age and identity.
Forensic anthropologists were able to determine that the remains belonged to three people, Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder said.
Baroz was detained without incident, according to the statement, and was being transferred to a detention center in Gallup.
Due to the ongoing investigation, police have not released details on what led them to identify Baroz as a suspect, how long the remains were at the property, or if they may be related to recently missing persons.
It is unclear if Baroz has representation yet.
The arrest warrant remains sealed, according to the statement.
CNN’s Jeremy Harlan and Jennifer Feldman contributed to this report.