Arrest made in 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge

A Colorado man is in custody in connection to the 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge.

Alan Lee Phillips, 70, of Dumont, was arrested for investigation on murder charges in the killings of Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29, who went missing Jan. 6, 1982.

Court records said Phillips also faces charges of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon in each case. The offense date on Phillips’ case matches the date Schnee and Oberholtzer went missing, and the Park County Combined Court confirmed that Schnee and Oberholtzer are listed as the victims.

Phillips’ arrest marks one step toward closure for the families of Oberholtzer and Schnee, 39 years after they died.

The two women had no apparent connection to each other, but both worked in Breckenridge and were believed to be hitchhiking home when they disappeared.

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Arrest made in 1982 deaths of two young women near Breckenridge