Army investigators target Colorado Springs in murder investigation

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Sgt. Anton Phillips was stabbed to death in Afghanistan in 2009. (Credit: US Army)

Sgt. Anton Phillips was stabbed to death in Afghanistan in 2009. (Credit: US Army)

Sgt. Anton Phillips was stabbed to death in Afghanistan in 2009. (Credit: US Army)

DENVER — Army criminal investigators appear to think that someone in the Colorado Springs area has information about the murder of a soldier stationed in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command this week offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the party who killed Sgt. Anton Phillips in 2009.

“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,” CID spokesman Chris Grey said. “We strongly encourage anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

Phillips, 31, was stabbed by an unknown person on Dec. 31, 2009, near his quarters on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in Afghanistan. Phillips was assigned to the 5th Maintenance Company, 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, at the time of his death.