PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) - The Pueblo Police Department (PPD) is investigating the death of a child after remains were found in a storage unit earlier this month.
According to the PPD, officers responded to a call for suspicious activity at a storage facility on January 20 in the 1600 block of W 6th Street. A person had reported locating a metal container in a storage unit that was filled with hardened concrete. When the container was unsealed, the remains of a child were found inside.
The PPD said they are investigating this as a homicide, and have interviewed two people of interest in the case.
The owner of Kings Storage Center, the business where the remains were discovered, told KRDO13 in a phone call that they recently evicted the two customers renting that storage unit, after not making monthly payments for the last 2 to 3 months. That owner said they could not recall how long the two customers had been renting the unit for, but said "it's been a while."
The owner further explained that the two former customers, who are Pueblo residents, did not come to make the final payment before closing out, but rather a relative did. It was after that, where employees took photos of the unit, and gave the customers 48 hours to address the items inside the unit.
It was there a family member of those customers who came to clear out those items, found that metal container filled with concrete. That's when Pueblo Police were called on January 10.
The owner added they are "sick to their stomach", after learning of the remains were discovered.
Police explain that they are also attempting to locate two children as part of this investigation, who were last seen in the summer of 2018.
According to the PPD, Jesus Dominguez and Yesenia Dominguez would now be approximately 10 and 9 years old, respectively, and are looking to find those children and confirm their safety.
If anyone has any information about this case, you are encouraged to contact the Pueblo Police Department. If you would like to remain anonymous, contact Pueblo Crime Stoppers @ (719) 542-STOP (719-542-7867) or www.pueblocrimestoppers.com. If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.