Police have launched a manhunt for a suspect after human remains were found near southern Colorado's San Luis Valley.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police agencies have identified the suspect of the possible serial killings as Adre Baroz, a convicted felon nicknamed "psycho." A homicide warrant was issued for his arrest but police didn't reveal how he was connected to the deaths, reported Associated Press.

The remains of three people were found at two separate properties in Los Sauces, near the Colorado-New Mexico border, last week. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the owners of the properties were not living there at the time, Fox News reported Tuesday.

Police are trying to determine the identity of the victims. The process might take weeks to complete, George Dingfelder, police chief of Monte Vista, told AP.

At least five agencies, including the Monte Vista and Alamosa police departments and the Saguache County Sheriff's Office, are involved in the investigation, The Denver Gazette reported.

On Wednesday, Alamosa Police Chief Ken Anderson told reporters that Baroz could be armed and dangerous. He has a criminal history, including assault on a peace officer, attempted escape and theft, AP reported, citing court records. Baroz also has open criminal cases against him in the state, which include several drug charges, possession of a weapon by a felon and assault. He hails from the tiny town of Sanford, near Los Sauces.

It was not immediately clear if any missing-persons cases in the area were linked to the incident. Authorities were rummaging through the second property "to ensure all remains and all evidence is found," Conejos County Sheriff Garth Crowther said.

"Our priority is to get him into custody and identify the remains," said John Camper, deputy director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, told AP.

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