Kelsey Berreth's fiance Patrick Frazee was having an affair with nurse who's being investigated for role in murder
Sources who worked professionally with the nurse say she met Frazee around 2016 and has been in a romantic relationship with him since
Patrick Frazee, the fiancé of missing 29-year-old Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, has been officially charged with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder in the first degree in her disappearance after police declared she was dead.
However, the complaint in the case stated Frazee had plotted her murder with at least one other individual, with numerous reports now suggesting that the individual is a 32-year-old nurse from Idaho.
According to the Daily Mail, police zeroed in on the nurse this past week on suspicion that she had helped Frazee dispose of Berreth's cell phone. However, because she has not yet been officially charged in the case, her identity is still being kept under wraps.
Two sources who spoke to the Mail under condition of anonymity claimed they worked with the nurse professionally and that the 32-year-old was almost certainly having an affair with Frazee. They said the woman had divorced her husband a few years back and subsequently met Frazee at a rodeo and started an affair.
NEW TODAY: #PatrickFrazee now facing formal charges for the murder of #KelseyBerreth— Catherine Silver (@CatSilverTV) 31 December 2018
Count 1 - First-Degree Murder
Count 2 - Solicitation to Commit Murder
Count 3 - First-Degree Murder
Count 4 - Solicitation to Commit Murder
Count 5 - Solicitation to Commit Murder pic.twitter.com/zA91RPL9lF
While neither said they knew exactly when Frazee's relationship with the nurse started, they claimed it could have been as early as 2016, which would have been well before the birth of his child with Berreth.
The affair could explain perceived tensions in the relationship between Frazee and Berreth and offer up a motive for her murder. While the couple shared daughter Kaylee together and were engaged to be married, they did not live with one another.
Frazee lived with his mother at their 35-acre ranch while Berreth — who had moved to Colorado from Washington to be with Frazee — had recently purchased a $184,000 two-bedroom property about 15 miles away from her fiancé.
Furthermore, various rumors making the rounds speculate that Frazee killed Berreth on Thanksgiving Day because she finally broke things off with him. Her last known location was the Safeway grocery store in the 200 block of E. Lake Ave in Woodland Park on the same day, with Frazee even confirming to authorities he was the last to see her alive when he collected their daughter from her.
Patrick Frazee is back in court this morning for a continuation of the custody hearing for his & Kelsey Berreth’s 1yo daughter. Judge granted temp custody to Kelsey’s parents. Frazee’s mom has filed a motion to intervene. That’s what’s being discussed today @KKTV11News pic.twitter.com/g4YqvoSvVE— Jenna Middaugh (@JennaMiddaugh) 3 January 2019
Curiously enough, her phone last pinged off a tower in Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles away from her last known location on November 25, three days after she went missing.
This was three days after she went missing and around the same time her employer received a text stating she would not be in for work that week.
While Frazee never once left the state in the 11 days between the time that Berreth was last seen alive and her mother reported her missing, the sources told the Mail that the nurse was in Colorado around Thanksgiving time. This would have given her the opportunity to take the 29-year-old's cell phone to Idaho and explain how Frazee could have disposed of it.
The news of the nurse's questioning comes only a few days after it was reported that police in Idaho were lending a helping hand in the case. The Twin Falls Police Department verified their force had played a role by obtaining search warrants and examining evidence in the case and reports indicated they had finally uncovered Berreth's cell phone.
Those reports, as well as the Mail's sources, seem to indicate that investigators are now beginning to piece together the puzzle and have similarly concluded that the nurse was the second individual mentioned in the complaint who assisted Frazee in the crime. More developments are sure to follow.