Arrests Made After Child's Body Found in Concrete

Jesus and Yesenia Dominguez have both been found dead
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2024 8:41 AM CST
Updated Feb 19, 2024 3:00 AM CST
Body Found in Concrete Tied to Search for 2 Missing Kids
Jesus Dominguez, left, and Yesenia Dominguez, right.   (Pueblo Police Department)
UPDATE Feb 19, 2024 3:00 AM CST

Two people have been arrested on charges including murder after the horrific discovery last month of a little girl's body encased in concrete in a Colorado storage unit. Corena Rose Minjarez, 36, and Jesus Dominguez, 35, are in custody, the AP reports. The discovery of the girl's body led to a search for two children who hadn't been seen since 2018 but who had never been reported missing, and that investigation led police to the remains of a boy inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car in a scrap yard. Minjarez owned the car, police say, and DNA ultimately identified the dead children as the two who were being searched for, Jesus and Yesenia Dominguez. Police have not given details on the relationship between the children and the two adult suspects.

Feb 2, 2024 8:41 AM CST

Police in southern Colorado have announced the discovery of a child's body encased in concrete, and a search for two children who've been missing for nearly six years. Pueblo Police responded to a call about suspicious activity before discovering the remains in a container full of concrete in a storage unit at Kings Storage Center on Jan. 10, per NBC News and CBS News. The Pueblo County Coroner has yet to identify the individual, considered to be a homicide victim, per the Denver Post. Police said they are searching for two children, Jesus and Yesenia Dominguez, missing since 2018. "Pueblo Police would like to confirm the location and safety of these children," police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Nicholas Lile at 719-601-7751, the police dispatch line at 719-553-2502, or Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 719-542-7867.

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