Colorado mother, 29, texts her employer that she will be 'taking the week off' and mysteriously vanishes on Thanksgiving
29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was last seen on November 22 at a Safeway close to her home and has been missing since, with investigators left with little idea of her whereabouts.
Police in Colorado have expanded the search for missing woman, who was last seen by anyone on Thanksgiving day on November 22.
Kelsey Berreth, the 29-year-old mother-of-one, was last seen in a Safeway grocery store in the vicinity of her residence in the 200 block of E. Lake Ave in Woodland Park.
According to the Daily Mail, Berreth was seen shopping with her one-year-old daughter at the store, with her fiance Patrick telling the police that he last saw Berreth when she handed over their baby girl to him on that Thanksgiving day.
In a recent press conference addressing the search for the missing mother, Woodland Park Police Department was joined by Berreth's mother, Cheryl, and they urged members of the public with any information pertaining to her whereabouts to contact the relevant authorities, confirming the previous reports that Berreth was last spotted at the Safeway.
Department chief Miles De Young also revealed that the mother, a flight instructor, had texted her boss on November 25 to inform that she wouldn't be coming in to work for the rest of the week. This was the same day that her mother reported her missing to the police and asked them to carry out a welfare check at her home.
When the authorities pinged her phone to track her down, they found her to be near Gooding, Idaho, more than 700 miles from her last known location. Idaho also happened to be the same state where Cheryl is currently living.
Speaking about her daughter's disappearance at the press conference, she said the 29-year-old's disappearance was something that was out of character. "She's not the kind that runs off," she said. "This is completely out of character. She's reliable considerate and honest. She doesn't run off and someone knows where she's at. Kelsey, we just want you home. Call us if you can and we won't quit looking."
Berreth's brother, Clint, earlier said he visited her home shortly after she went missing and observed that she hadn't packed to go anywhere. He said her luggage and makeup were untouched, with just her purse missing from the residence. Her two vehicles were still at her home as well.
Patrick oddly did not report the disappearance, with fiance De Young stating he wasn't sure why that was the case and adding that he couldn't provide any details of the pair's custody arrangement or the current status of their relationship other than the fact that they were not living together.
However, he said Patrick was cooperating with the investigation and that the police did not have any suspects at this stage and are treating it as just a missing person's case.
Little is known about Berreth's sudden disappearance and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, and the Teller County Sheriff's Office are said to be assisting the Woodland Park Police Department with their investigation.