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Name of Deceased Released in Cañon City OIS

05/10/2021—The name of the deceased in the Cañon City Police Department officer-involved shooting has been named. 

Dalton Lee Buckholz (DOB: 08/10/1992), Cañon City, was shot during an incident involving two members of the Cañon City Police Department near the Quality Inn on Colorado State Highway 50 near Dozier Avenue, just after 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021.  A 20-year-old male passenger inside the vehicle was also shot, but is expected to survive his injuries.

Arrest Made in Suzanne Morphew Case in Chaffee County

05/05/2021--Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office--The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that Barry Morphew (DOB: 10/17/1967), Poncha Springs, was arrested on Murder in the First Degree (F1), Tampering with Physical Evidence (F6) and Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (F4) in connection with the murder of Suzanne Morphew. 

Additional Charges in San Luis Valley Remains/Missing Persons Cases

04/26/2021—Adre Baroz is facing additional charges in connection with the investigation involving human remains located in the San Luis Valley and missing persons cases in late 2020.

On April 26, 2021, the 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announced that Adre Baroz (DOB: 10/28/1994), Sanford, faces additional charges of Murder in the First Degree, Tampering with Deceased Human Remains and Assault in the First Degree related to the murder of Korina Arroyo (DOB: 08/30/1989), Monte Vista.

Clear Creek County Man Arrested Cold Case Homicides from 1982

03/03/2021--Park County Sheriff Tom McGraw announced an arrest in two cold case homicides dating back to 1982 at a news conference held at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Alan Lee Phillips (02/06/1951) of Dumont, Colorado has been arrested in the murders of Barbara Jo Oberholtzer (DOB: 12/25/1952) and Annette Kay Schnee (DOB: 01/16/1950) in January 1982.

Remains Identified in Wolf Creek Pass Crash

03/01/2021--The Mineral County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains of the woman located at the scene of a crash on Wolf Creek Pass. 

Marlena Rena Mizell (DOB: 03/02/1971) was identified during an autopsy performed on March 1, 2021. According to the Coroner’s Office, the preliminary findings show Mizell died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries. Toxicology results are pending.