Searchers find Wisconsin twins missing near Leadville
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
LEADVILLE, Colo. ” Search and rescue crews in Lake County have found twin brothers from Green Bay, Wis. who had been missing since Sunday.
Kris and Erik Holumn, 22, were trying to find a home in Leadville after New Year’s but were short on cash, so they built a snow hut to stay in, according to a letter sent to the Leadville Chronicle from their mother.
The two had not been heard from since last Saturday.
A team of seven search-and-rescue workers canvassed the Leadville area on snowmobiles Monday and reportedly had been trying to locate the source of the twins’ cell-phone signal.
Authorities in Lake, Chaffey and Summit counties were advised to be on the lookout for the brothers, who were driving a black Jeep Cherokee with expired Wisconsin license plates.
Erik Holumn was let go from his job at Copper Mountain shortly before Christmas and his brother Kris had driven out from Wisconsin so the two could find a rental property together, according to their mother.
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