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Colorado Mom Vanishes On Thanksgiving Day, Then Phone Mysteriously Pings 700 Miles Away

Family members call Kelsey Berreth "grounded" and "responsible" and say the disappearance is completely out of character for the flight instructor.

By Jill Sederstrom

Search efforts are increasing for a missing Colorado mother who was last seen shopping at a grocery store on Thanksgiving Day.

Kelsey Berreth, 29, went a Safeway grocery store near her Woodland Park, Colorado home on Nov. 22. It was the last known sighting of the flight instructor, though her phone pinged near Gooding, Idaho - nearly 700 miles away - three days after she disappeared, according to East Idaho News.

"It makes us wonder what she's doing up there, or what the phone is, potentially, because she may not be there," Chris Adams, of the Woodland Park Police Department told ABC News on Sunday.

Berreth's mother  called police to request a welfare check on her daughter three days after she was last seen at the grocery store. When police arrived at Berreth's home, she was gone but her suitcases, makeup and vehicles were still at the home.

Wooland Park Police are now asking law enforcement agencies from across the country to assist in the search efforts. The FBI is also helping in the case.

Her family has been baffled by the disappearance and said it is completely out of character for Berreth, who is the mother of a 1-year-old daughter.

"We really have no idea," Berreth's brother Clint told Q13 News.

Her cousin JoDee Garretson described her as "grounded" and "responsible" and said she never would have left her daughter behind.

"She's such a good person, a loving person," Garretson told KEPR.

She said the family has no reason to believe Berreth left intentionally. They are hoping for a miracle and that she will be found safe.

"Probably someone has seen her they just didn't know this was someone who was being looked for," Garretson said.

Berreth, who is 5'3" and 110 pounds, was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweater and blue pants, police said.

Woodland Park Police plan to hold a press conference Monday to provide more information about the case.

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