Colorado man accused of ‘Killing his fiancée, had been having an affair for months’ with a nurse, under investigation for disposing of victim’s cell phone after her murder
Kelsey Berreth, 29, a mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home, Colorado and suspected dead
Her fiancé Patrick Frazee, 32, and an Idaho woman who is under investigation for possibly disposing of Kelsey Berreth’s cell phone were having an affair sources claim
Two former co-workers said the 32-year-old nurse said she met Frazee at a rodeo and began seeing him sometime after her divorce in 2016
One of the people also stated that the woman was in Colorado around Thanksgiving, which could explain how he the phone was transported
Frazee never once left the state in the 11 days between the time that Berreth was last seen alive and her mother first reported her missing
Two people who have worked with the 32-year-old nurse said she met Frazee at a rodeo and began seeing him sometime after her divorce in 2016.
Neither of those individuals knew exactly when the relationship started, but they believed it could have been as early as 2016 – prior to the birth of Frazee’s daughter with Kelsey Berreth.
More people came forward to confirm that the nurse was in Colorado around Thanksgiving. That would explain how Frazee was able to get the cell phone to Idaho while never leaving the state.
Idaho police revealed over the Christmas weekend that they had obtained vital evidence in the Kelsey Berreth [left] case, hinting that her cell phone has been found. Her fiancé Patrick Frazee [right] has been charged with murder in her disappearance
It was reported last week that police in Idaho who are working with authorities in Colorado appeared to have discovered the missing mom’s cell phone.
The Twin Falls Police Department revealed that officers from the force played a role in the investigation by obtaining search warrants and examining evidence in the case.
Berreth’s cell phone pinged off a tower in Gooding, Idaho, on November 25, three days after she went missing and around the same time her employer received a text stating that she would not be in for work that week. The location it pinged is about 800 miles from where Berreth was last seen.
The affair revelation comes three days after Patrick Frazee was formally indicted on murder charges in the case, though no other arrests have been made at this time.
The complaint that was filed in the case did state however that Frazee had plotted the murder of Berreth with at least one other individual in the three months before she went missing.
Authorities have yet to discover a body or any of Berreth’s remains at this time, but prosecutors said on Monday that there investigation has yielded enough evidence to suggest the two ways in which the 29-year-old mother was killed by her fiance.
Frazee will be back in court on Friday for what is expected to be a four-hour hearing on motions in his upcoming murder trial.
And on Thursday’s custody battle he may also be making an appearance at the Teller County Courthouse due to a motion filed by his mother last week requesting custody of her son’s daughter Kaylee.
Custody of the 14-month-old baby was granted to the parents of Berreth last week after officials announced that they believed the missing mom was dead.
That same day her fiance, Frazee, was charged with her murder.
The custody ruling was only a temporary one however, after Sheila Frazee filed a motion declaring she wanted parental rights to the infant.
A Temporary Emergency Custody Order was made by the Teller County Department of Human Services on December 27 that placed Kaylee in the temporary physical custody of her maternal grandparents while granting legal custody to TCDHS.
That was the agreement prior to that time in the days after Frazee was arrested, but there was an unexpected change when Sheila filed a motion to intervene.
Sheila Frazee, who has has attended all of her son’s hearings, for the past 20 years has lived alone with Patrick, one of her three sons, on her 35-acre ranch. She has remained a staunch defender of her son through this all, despite not speaking publicly once.
And she was even detained when he was arrested, but never charged or accused of being involved in the death of Berreth.
Frazee, according to court documents that were filed on Monday, had been plotting the murder for nearly three months,
Patrick Frazee, the fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, was arrested for first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder on Dec 21
The three counts of Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree all state that ‘between and including September l, 2018 and November 1, 2018, Patrick Frazee unlawfully and feloniously commanded, induced, entreated, or otherwise attempted to persuade another person to commit the felony of murder in the first degree.’
That would have been just a few months after Berreth purchased a home in Woodland Park for herself and her infant daughter Kaylee.
29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was last seen [photo], with her baby daughter at a Safeway store in Woodland Park, Colorado on Thanksgiving
She spent $184,900 on a two-bedroom property about 15 miles away from the ranch where Frazee lived with his mother despite the fact that the two were engaged.
That home is where authorities believe Berreth was murdered on or around November 22. Berreth was last seen at a Safeway store in Woodland Park, Colorado on Thanksgiving.