Army asks for help solving 2009 murder of Army Soldier Sgt. Anton R. Phillips in Afghanistan

DENVER - Army Special Agents are asking for the public's help to solve the murder of a soldier in Afghanistan.

Investigators believe someone in the Colorado Springs area has information about the stabbing death of U.S. Army Soldier Sgt. Anton R. Phillips.

Phillips, 31, was stabbed on Dec. 31, 2009 between Pease Park and his living quarters on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan.

“We have reason to believe that someone in the Colorado Springs area knows something about the untimely death of this Soldier and we are not giving up, but determined to bring those responsible to justice” said U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey. “We strongly encourage anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Army won't say why Colorado Springs is the focus of its investigation, but Phillips was serving at the base alongside soldiers from Fort Carson's 4th Brigade Combat Team.

The Army is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for Phillips murder.

Tipsters are asked to contact the Bagram CID Office via DSN: (318) 481-6567/6134 or email the CID Crime Tips at or contact the nearest Army CID Office.  

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.

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