A couple who say they have a connection to the Idaho nurse questioned in relation to the Kelsey Berreth case claim the woman revealed that a man wanted her to kill the mother of his child.
Investigators questioned the 32-year-old nurse in early January after it was revealed that she may have disposed of Berreth’s cell phone, according to ABC News. Her name has not been released and she has not been officially charged with any crime.
In late December, Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder in connection with her disappearance. Berreth, who had a 1-year-old daughter with Frazee, is presumed dead, though her body has yet to be found. Although she was last seen in a Colorado grocery store on Thanksgiving, Berreth's phone pinged from near Gooding, Idaho three days later, according to East Idaho News. Police confirmed that Berreth’s phone was found in Idaho.
Idaho couple Joe and Patty Rockstahl told KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho that an employee of theirs, who was close friends with the nurse, confided to them in October. They recalled that their employee, who they described as clearly distraught, said that the nurse told them "a man had asked her to kill the mother of his child."
The couple told the employee to have the nurse come in. However, the Rockstahls claim the nurse never did and later told her friend "to forget the whole thing,” according to that report.
A charging document claimed Frazee was working to find someone to kill Berreth between September and November, according to the Associated Press.
Although police have disclosed that they believe the murder took place at Berreth’s home, they have not publicly discussed a possible motive or speculated on where they believe her remains could be.
Berreth’s daughter is currently in the care of her maternal grandparents.
[Photos: Teller County Jail; Facebook]
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