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CAPTURED: Rocky Mountain Killer

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 23 August 2021

⏱️ 35 minutes

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Two notorious murder cases stay ice cold for decades, until a mysterious clue helps bring a killer to justice.

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0:00.0

Hi, Crime Junkies. I'm your host, Ashley Flowers, and I'm Brett.

0:04.8

In the story I want to tell you today, takes us deep into the heart of darkness, hiding

0:09.5

under a picturesque small town in the dead of winter. When two women are brutally murdered

0:15.8

on the same night, their deaths leave behind a mystery as cold as ice, and for decades,

0:22.1

a killer is allowed to walk free. That is, until a mysterious clue helps to finally bring

0:28.5

him to justice. This is the story of Barbara Oberholzer and Annette Schnee.

0:58.5

A little before 6.30pm on the evening of January 6, 1982, a phone in Alma, Colorado, rings.

1:13.5

A man named Jeff Oberholzer picks up the call and on the other line is his 29-year-old wife,

1:19.2

Barbara, who everybody calls Bobby Joe, and she's calling to tell him some great news. She just got

1:25.6

a promotion at work, where she'll be going from a receptionist to office manager. Of course,

1:31.2

Jeff is thrilled for her. A promotion means more money, more responsibility, more respect,

1:36.4

you know, like, these are professional milestones. Totally, yeah. And Bobby Joe says that she's

1:42.0

going to go out for some drinks with her co-workers to celebrate. She says, I'm not going to be out too

1:46.3

late, no need to come pick me up, because my co-workers are just going to give me a ride home.

1:50.4

Because Bobby Joe works in Breckenridge, about a half an hour north of Alma, Jeff isn't expecting

1:55.9

her home before 7.30pm, like maybe 8pm at the earliest. I mean, yeah, like an hour or so to

2:00.9

celebrate, and then the drive home, that totally makes sense. So in the meantime, Jeff decides he's

2:06.5

going to use that time and do something special for her big news. He's going to make like a fancy

2:11.2

dinner. He's pulling out all the stops here and he's sliding some candles, getting out the nice

2:15.2

plays, doing everything he can to make Bobby Joe feel amazing. 7.30 comes and goes, and then 8

2:22.7

o'clock with no sign of Bobby Joe. Eventually, Jeff sits down and before he knows what's happening,

2:29.0

he falls asleep. Jeff sleeps for a few hours, then wakes up just before midnight. As the haze starts

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