Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old Colorado mother and flight instructor, was last seen alive on Thanksgiving 2018 at a grocery store shopping with her 1-year-old daughter. Her fiancé, Patrick Frazee, has been charged with her murder.
Kelsey Berreth Goes Missing
Berreth’s family reported her missing 10 days later, after Berreth failed to answer any texts or calls. However, three days after she was last seen, a co-worker had received a text message stating that she would be taking the rest of the week off. Based on this final message, Berreth’s phone was tracked to Gooding, Idaho, a town that was approximately 700 miles away from her home in Colorado.
Patrick Frazee’s Arrest and the Idaho Nurse Connection
Fiance Patrick Frazee was arrested for first-degree murder a month later after multiple searches of Berreth’s home, in which police were able to find enough “suspicious” items to take him into custody. More information soon came to light: Frazee was allegedly having an affair with Idaho nurse Krystal Lee Kenney, who told Colorado police that Frazee made an attempt to pressure her into killing his fiancée. Kenney also admitted to helping Frazee clean the bloody crime scene and disposing of Berreth’s phone in Idaho at Frazee’s request. She has since pleaded guilty to evidence tampering.
Frazee is facing two counts of murder and three counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Police believe he may have used a baseball bat to end Berreth’s life.
Presumed dead by the Woodland Park police chief, Berreth’s body has yet to be found and there has been no additional arrests.