LINCOLN — Investigators discovered human remains Thursday near Chadron, Neb., that they believe are linked to a confession from a man during a recent 14-hour standoff with police in Alliance, Neb.
During the June 12 standoff at an Alliance drugstore, Andres Gonzalez told investigators that he had killed a Denver man, 38-year-old Josh Bullock, and dumped his body in a remote canyon south of Chadron, in the rugged Pine Ridge area of extreme northwest Nebraska.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol discovered human remains south of Chadron at about 11 a.m. MDT Thursday and said they believed them to be Bullock's.
The remains were taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff for tests to confirm that.
Searches of the area began Monday.
Bullock's burned-out pickup was found by a rancher in a ravine southeast of Chadron on Dec. 14. He was last seen the afternoon of Dec. 1 after visiting family members in Alliance.
Gonzalez, 27, was shot and killed by police at the end of the June 12 standoff. During the ordeal, he shot and wounded four people, including a pharmacist he had held hostage for seven hours.