2 People Arrested After Child Remains Found Encased in Concrete in Storage Unit and Trunk of Car in Colorado

Corena Minjarez and Jesus Dominguez have both been arrested by police in Pueblo, Colo., following the location of the children's remains

<p>Pueblo Police Department (2)</p> Yesenia Dominguez; Jesus Dominguez Jr.

Pueblo Police Department (2)

Yesenia Dominguez; Jesus Dominguez Jr.

Two people were arrested in Colorado after the remains of two young children were found in a container and a suitcase, according to authorities.

An investigation began on Jan. 20 into the whereabouts of Yesenia Dominguez and Jesus Dominguez Jr., who the Pueblo Police Department said in a press release had not been seen since the summer of 2018. Yesenia was believed to be 9 years old and her brother, Jesus, was believed to be 10.

The remains of both children were found on Jan. 22 and Feb. 6, respectively, per the department.

Yesenia’s remains were found inside a metal container in a storage unit on Jan. 22. The container was “filled with hardened concrete and looked suspicious,” according to police, who were responding to a report of suspicious activity in the area.

Her identity was confirmed using DNA on Feb. 15, a week after Jesus’ remains were found in a suitcase in the trunk of a vehicle at a local scrapyard.

The vehicle belonged to Corena Minjarez, who police identified as a person of interest in the case, along with Jesus Dominguez.

Arrest warrants for 1st-degree murder and abuse of a corpse were obtained for Minjarez, 36, and Jesus, 35, on Thursday, per police, and Jesus had an additional charge: theft of government benefits, as well.

<p>Pueblo Police Department (2)</p> Corena Minjarez; Jesus Dominguez

Pueblo Police Department (2)

Corena Minjarez; Jesus Dominguez

Minjarez was arrested on Friday by police, but authorities were “unable to locate” Jesus at the time, the Pueblo Police Department said. She is being held at the Pueblo County Detention Center with a bond of $2 million.

Jesus was arrested on Saturday, according to a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) from police.

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Police said that no missing person reports were filed for either Yesenia or Jesus, and they were not aware of the missing children until Jan. 20.

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