Missing Cynthia Atterbury new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Cynthia Atterbury

Atterbury, approximate date 1981

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 27, 1981 from Castle Rock, Colorado

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: June 5, 1956 Age at disappearance: 25 years old

Weight and Height: 5'2, 111 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Atterbury's nickname is Cindy.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Atterbury was last seen near Pike National Forest in Castle Rock, Colorado on June 27, 1981. She disappeared with her boyfriend, Oscar Joseph McNear Jr. Photographs of McNear are unavailable. His date of birth is April 5, 1951; he was 30 years old at the time of his disappearance. He's 6'0 tall and 160 pounds.
Atterbury and McNear were originally from Springfield, Illinois, and moved to Colorado in May 1981. Neither of them contacted their families in Illinois after the move; they were never heard from again. Investigators believe they were shot to death in an argument with two men from Springfield. Police got tips that their bodies were placed in 55-gallon drums and buried on property owned by one of the suspects in the Rocky Mountain foothills, half a mile south of South Platte, Colorado. A search of the area in 1985 turned up nothing, however.
No one has ever been charged in McNear and Atterbury's cases; their disappearances remain unsolved.
Douglas County Sheriff's Office