Children’s remains found in concrete and in a suitcase after almost 6 years

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A couple was arrested after children’s remains were found in concrete in a storage unit and in a suitcase in the trunk of a car at a scrap yard in Colorado in the USA.

The police made the grisly wound on 20 January 2024 at the Kings Storage Centre.

According to a statement by the Pueblo police, a person came across a metal container full of concrete in the storage unit. The person was suspicious and called the police. A special police unit finally confirmed on January 22 that the container contained the remains of a child.

As part of the investigation, the police called in the public’s help to find two children, Jesus Dominguez Jr. and Yesenia Dominguez, to locate. The Dominguez children were last seen in the summer of 2018.

The police initially hoped that the public would be able to help them locate the children safely.

Corena Rose Minjarez (36) and Jesus Dominguez (35) were questioned by the police on January 31, 2024.

Dominguez is allegedly the father of the two children and Minjarez is in a relationship with him.

During the interrogation, Minjarez and Dominguez indicated that the children may be in Phoenix, Arizona. The police followed up on this lead to no avail.

During the investigation, the detectives came across a vehicle belonging to Minjarez at a local scrap yard. A search was carried out on 6 February. Officers came across a suitcase in the trunk of the car. The remains of a young boy were found in the suitcase.

On February 15, the police received DNA confirmation that the remains in the concrete in the storage unit belonged to Yesenia and that little Jesus’ remains were in the suitcase.

The Pueblo police subsequently obtained warrants for the arrest of Minjarez and Dominguez on charges of first degree murder and desecration of a corpse. Dominguez is also facing charges of theft of government benefits.

Minjarez was arrested shortly after and Dominguez was arrested on Saturday.

According to police, tips from the public led to Dominguez’s arrest. “He was standing on the sidewalk eating pizza when officers approached him.”

The couple received an eviction notice from the storage unit and gave family members permission to vacate it. The family then came across the metal container.

“Dominguez applied for a grant (from the state) and no one could account for the children. He received the allowance for the children while they were missing,” said Sgt. Frank Ortega said.

No one ever reported the children missing. The Pueblo Police did not hear that the children were missing until January 20, 2024.