The snowy BreckenridgeMunicipality in ColoradoWas shocked by the double murder of Annette Schnee and Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer1982 ThePolice could not find any leads until a new investigation technique was used to catch the killer after almost four decades. Investigation Discovery’s ‘OnThe Case With Paula Zahn: Rocky Mountain Mystery’ takes a deep look into the tragic incident andThe investigation that followed. IfYou would like to learn more about the identity. and the current whereabouts of the perpetrator, we’ve your back. So, let’s just begin then, shall we?
How Did Annette Schnee and Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer Die?
On January 6, 1982, Annette Kay Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbie Jo” Oberholtzer29-year-old Veronica went missing from the resort city of BreckenridgeIn Colorado. BobbieAfter celebrating a promotion with friends, she was last seen alive leaving the village pub on the building where she worked. SheVivien AlmaOn the south-side of the Hoosier PassWith her husband Jeff OberholtzerShe was married to, four years ago. AsIt was quite common at the time. She was supposed to hitchhike home.
When BobbieHer husband organized a search party for her with a group friends, but she didn’t return home that night. On January7, they spotted her backpack approximately 20 miles southeast from the US Highway 285 and her driver’s license in another location along the highway. Theystumbled upon her body. Hoosier PassSouth of BreckenridgeAt around 3:00 pm. ThePolice arrived to discover Bobbie’s deceased body lying face up down an embankment of snow located about 20 feet off the road.
BobbieShot in the chest, most likely from close range. OnOne of her wrists contained a pair of zip ties 18 inches in length. AboutThe body was located 300 feet away, according to authorities Bobbie’s key chain andAn orange bootie sock is in the PassParking lot TheInvestigators believed that scattered pieces of evidence led to inconsistent conclusions. Bobby might have escaped from the killer’s car and ran downhill before falling down andOne day, you’ll be shot.
Annette SchneeIt was a Sioux City, Iowanative andAspired to be an airline attendant. AfterCompleted her education at East High School1978 AnnetteGraduated from an OmahaModeling school that is based in the United States Patricia Stevens College. In1979: She moved to Colorado andAt the Holiday InnIn Frisco and Flip Side BarIn Breckenridgeat the time the incident occurred. Her mother, EileenAs a gift,, sent her daughter orange bootie socks. Christmas1981 gift Annette had planned to visit her hometown for her mother’s birthday in April 1982. SadlyThe reunion would never take place.
AccordingPolice reports Annettewas due arrive at Flip Side BarShe was supposed to be working the 8 pm shift, but she never did. SheLast reported sighting of him in a drugstore in BreckenridgeYou can hitchhike to her home located a few kilometers away. Blue River. HoweverInvestigators were unable find the 21-year-old. andThe search parties that were organized by could not be organized either Annette’s family. AboutHalf a year later, on July3, 1982, a father andHis son found a fully dressed body of a woman with a blue jacket on her face. Sacramento Creek.
TheFather-son fishing duo. Sacramento CreekAbout 10 miles south of the Hoosier Pass. TheInvestigators arrived on the scene andIt was. Annette. On her back, a bullet wound was discovered. ApparentlyThe sub-zero temperature andThe body had been preserved by cold water for many months. During the autopsy, the coroners made a startling discovery — Annette’s left foot was covered with the same type of orange bootie sock they had found near Bobby’s remains.
Who Killed Annette Schnee and Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer?
TheThe two murders were linked by the discovery of the pair wearing the orange bootie socks. HoweverThe investigators couldn’t find any connection between the two. Annette Schnee and Bobbie Jo Oberholtzer until they recovered an unknown man’s photograph andA business card from Jeff Oberholtzer’s repair business from Annette’s backpack found along Highway9 in September 1982. ThusAfter spending months tracking down potential suspects, the police finally found a ray light.
Upon questioning, JeffHe said, “He gave.” AnnetteWhen he gave her a ride, he used his card. FriscoSometime in the summer of 1981. TheThe police investigated the matter closely Jeff andHis alibi during the murders was true. HeAlso passed two polygraph exams andHe cooperated with authorities during a thorough search of the residence. WithThe mid-90s saw the development of DNA testing, which allowed investigators to confirm that blood from the deceased was in fact tested positive. Bobbie’s glove didn’t belong to Jeff. HoweverAfter 39 years of work, the breakthrough was made possible by Genetic Genealogy.
ThePolice traced the DNA evidence back to one Alan Lee Phillipswhose DNA was identical to that at the crime scene. ItAlso, it was discovered that AlanHad been rescued from Guanella PassLocated not far from the crime scene on night of double murder. Apparently, Alan’s truck had got stuck in the snow, andRescuers had even noticed scratches on his face. In February 2021, Clear Creek County authorities tailed AlanBefore he was arrested near his home, he was 70. Dumont andHe was accused of the murder of the women.
Where is Alan Phillips Now?
Dave Montoya, TheFormer Clear Creek CountyFire chief was the one who had saved. Alan PhillipsThat fateful night. He reminisced, “SureHe was even in his little pickup! andHe saw me. and said, ‘Oh, God, I’m saved. HeHe was drunk, he said. andDecided to drive home. And I said, ‘Youwere raised over the pass And he said, well, it seemed like a good idea.’ I thought, how in the heck did this guy get so lucky, for all the stuff to fall into place?”
DaveYou may also remember noticing bruise marks andOn Alan’s face, which the latter claimed came from colliding with his car door. In September2021, a Park CountyA judge ordered a trial on the charges against Alan. At present, Alan Phillips isA prisoner in which you are incarcerated Colorado, in the midst of trial for murder charges Barbara Jo Oberholtzer and Annette Schnee.
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