Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth and fiancé Patrick Frazee broke-up a year before she went missing, claims friend
Tamra Freeman, whose granddaughter was a frequent playmate of Frazee's daughter Kaylee, said that Patrick Frazee and Kelsey Berreth had split back on New Year's Day in 2018
New details have emerged in the Kelsey Berreth murder case, where a friend of accused murderer and the victim's fiance, Patrick Frazee, said that the couple had split nearly a year before her disappearance.
Tamra Freeman, whose granddaughter was a frequent playmate of Frazee's daughter Kaylee, while talking to CNN said that Frazee and Berreth had split back on New Year's Day in 2018, just three months after their daughter Kaylee was born.
Freeman's statement, however, contradicts comments made by Berreth's aunts who had suggested that her niece broke up with Frazee on the day she was last seen publicly, November 22.
The missing Colorado mother's fiancé, Frazee, has since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. The arrest came almost a month after the mother-of-one disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park.
Authorities say that have reasons to believe that Berreth's fiancé had a role to play in Berreth's disappearance, whose body or any remains have not yet been found. A judge, last week, granted temporary custody of Berreth and Frazee’s daughter to the missing woman’s parents.
'Killer fiance' Patrick Frazee and missing mom Kelsey Berreth broke-up a YEAR before her murder https://t.co/pvUSfEqRKj— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 4, 2019
Meanwhile, another person of interest has emerged in the investigation as officials have begun probing a woman from Idaho who was having an affair with Frazee, according to reports.
Authorities are questioning the woman, a 32-year-old nurse, for allegedly disposing of Berreth's cell phone the day after she was last seen alive, according to the Daily Mail. Police in Idaho last month had reportedly discovered information related to Berreth's phone. Berreth's cell phone pinged off a tower in Gooding, Idaho, on November 25, three days after she went missing.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been revealed, has not yet been charged with a crime. The news outlet reportedly spoke with two people who know the nurse professionally, and they both said that they were aware Frazee was having an affair with the 32-year-old. If it is proven that she did dispose of the victim's cell phone, she could also be probed for being complicit in plotting Berreth's killing with Frazee.
Reports state that the woman in question divorced from her husband a few years back, and she and Frazee met at a rodeo. Although it was not clear when their relationship began, the news outlet's sources said that it could have been as early as 2016, before the birth of Frazee and Berreth's daughter.
Frazee reportedly had told officials previously that he last saw Berreth, a flight instructor, on November 22 when he picked up their daughter. Berreth's fiancé was reportedly the last known person to have seen her alive.
Police said that they found a surveillance video of Berreth which showed her shopping with her daughter on the day of her disappearance at a Woodland Park supermarket. Authorities said that Berreth's employer received a text message from her phone on November 25 saying she would not be able to make it to work that week.
Frazee reportedly also told officials that he had received a text from her too, however, the content of the message was not revealed.
Colorado prosecutors file five charges against Patrick Frazee in the death of Kelsey Berreth, his missing fiancee and mother of his 1-year-old daughter https://t.co/wZypt1fV01 pic.twitter.com/Ii8KKgcA6W— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 31, 2018
Woodland Park police began their search for Berreth on December 2, a week after she went missing. The officials came to know about her disappearance when Berreth's mother, Cheryl, alerted them and reported her missing.
Frazee raised authorities' suspicion after he was reportedly spotted at a waste management facility. He was at the facility in Teller County where he lives along with two other men dumping trash from a trailer that was attached to the pickup he had driven there. The authorities had reportedly seized the waste for investigative purposes. Police officials collected the trash and took a few of the items away for further analysis.