Kelsey Berreth murder: Frazee blindfolded victim and hit her so hard a tooth fell out, arrest affidavit reveals gruesome details
Frazee was arrested in December 2018, almost a month after the mother of his one-year-old daughter disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park, Colorado
A newly-released arrest affidavit of Patrick Frazee, accused of killing his fiancé, Kelsey Berreth, has released some gruesome details about the 29-year-old mother's murder, which included bloody baby toys and a bat. Frazee was arrested in December 2018, almost a month after the mother of his one-year-old daughter disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park, Colorado.
Berreth's body has still not been found. The accused, who has not entered a plea was charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder. According to Frazee's arrest affidavit released Wednesday, his former girlfriend Krystal (Lee) Kenney, allegedly told two of her friends, he had asked her to help kill Berreth. However, neither of her friends alerted the authorities about the alleged murder, despite knowing their plan a month before the crime was committed, ABC News reported.
The 32-year-old nurse, Kenney, reportedly told investigators, Frazee claimed Berreth abused their baby with an iron. However, investigators said they found no evidence of child abuse. The document stated Frazee allegedly blindfolded Berreth at her home on November 22, 2018, and made her guess the scents of different candles.
While Berreth was distracted, Frazee allegedly hit her head with a bat, which killed her. The hit was so hard that Berreth's tooth knocked out too and he told Kenney to specifically look for it when she was cleaning up the crime scene later. Their baby was in the back bedroom during the time of the alleged murder.
Kenney, while describing the crime scene to investigators, said she saw blood on the curtains, pillows, books, baby toys, stuffed animals and oven mitts. The affidavit said, during this time, Frazee allegedly burned Berreth's body in a plastic bin on his property. He threw her purse in the fire too.
After Kenney's account, investigators were forced to execute a second search warrant at Frazee's property after they failed to collect a mop and a bottle of bleach that tested positive for the presence of blood during a preliminary analysis.
Reports stated Frazee allegedly wanted Kenney to take the remains back to Idaho, where Kenney lives. However, she refused but she was ultimately convinced to take her gun along with her to make it look like it was suicide.
Kenney, earlier this month, admitted in court to moving Berreth's phone. She reportedly texted Frazee on his behest from Berreth's phone saying, "Do you even love me anymore?" and Frazee also made her text Berreth's employer. She later threw away Berreth's keys and burned her phone. The nurse pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with physical evidence. Kenney's sentencing will occur after Frazee's criminal case has concluded, according to reports.