Missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's fiancé arrested as officials now believe she's dead
Kelsey Berreth's finacé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested on Friday morning almost a month after the mother of a one-year-old disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park
The missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth's finacé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested on Friday morning, a law enforcement source associated with the investigation said. Authorities reportedly arrested Frazee almost a month after the mother of a one-year-old disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park.
Frazee was transported to the Teller County Jail after his arrest and, according to Colorado judicial spokesman Rob McCallum, the finacé's arrest warrant — which was served at his home — has been sealed, the New York Post reported.
Woodland Park Police department, during a press conference on Friday, said that certain evidence has led them to believe Berreth is not alive.
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 finacé 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.
Woodland Park police began their search for Berreth on December 2, a week after she went missing. The officials got to know about her disappearance when Berreth's mother, Cheryl, alerted them and reported her missing.
Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said that they tracked Berreth's phone to a location near Gooding, Idaho. Her family reportedly lives in the state. Berreth's mother, Cheryl Berreth, at a police conference on December 10, saying: "This is completely out of character. Kelsey loves her God, she loves her family and friends, and she loves her job. She's reliable, considerate and honest."
An attorney of Frazee, Jeremy Loew, at the time had issued a statement, saying his client "continues to cooperate with law enforcement."
"We encourage law enforcement to take whatever steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation," Loew's statement said. "Mr. Frazee will continue not to participate in any interviews with the media and instead focus on parenting the child he shares with Ms. Berreth."
Frazee, earlier this week, raised authorities' suspicion after he was reportedly spotted by the authorities at a waste management facility. Patrick Frazee 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 reportedly collected the trash and took a few of the items away for further analysis.