Missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth had vanished and come back before, her fiancé Patrick Frazee's client says
The missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth's fiancé Patrick Frazee was arrested last week almost a month after she disappeared on Thanksgiving Day
A man who reportedly worked with murder accused Patrick Frazee has given another media interview in support of the suspect who is accused of killing Kelsey Berreth, the mother of his child, according to reports.
The missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth's fiancé Patrick Frazee was arrested last week, almost a month after the mother-of-one disappeared on Thanksgiving Day near Woodland Park. A judge, on Thursday, granted temporary custody of Berreth and Frazee’s daughter to the missing woman’s parents.
Clinton Cline, who worked with Frazee, recently gave an interview to People magazine and said that before Frazee was arrested on suspicion of murdering Berreth, he gave Cline a second phone number to ensure he could reach him amid constant communication on his primary phone regarding Berreth’s disappearance.
“He’s very conscientious about his work. He had the health and the well-being of the donkeys at heart," Cline said, according to PEOPLE.
Cline also suggested that although Berreth and Frazee were engaged, they did not have a close relationship at the time of her disappearance. The couple, who shared a daughter, reportedly did not live together.
According to Cline, Frazee was the primary caretaker of the child and, considering the fissures in their relationship, Frazee may not have immediately known of Berreth's disappearance.
Cline, during the interview, also claimed that Berreth had vanished in the past too and had returned. Cline’s claims about Frazee and Berreth’s relationship, however, have not been corroborated by authorities.
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.
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, said: "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."
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.
Reports state that the accused, who is now facing a first-degree murder charge and a charge of solicitation for murder, is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.