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Investigators Want To Talk To Missing Colorado's Mom's Fiancé Directly, Not Through His Lawyer
Officials believe that Patrick Frazee was the last person to see Kelsey Berreth, who vanished on Thanksgiving Day.
Investigators are seeking to have a direct conversation with the fiancé of a Colorado mother who vanished around Thanksgiving.
Kelsey Berreth, 29, of Woodland Park, Colorado, was last seen shopping for groceries on Thanksgiving Day. Investigators believe her fiance, Patrick Frazee, was the last person to see her alive, the Associated Press reports.
Frazee has communicated with police through his attorney, but not directly, authorities have said.
Miles De Young, police chief of Woodland Park said police are "considering every possibility" regarding Berreth’s disappearance. While Frazee has not been called a suspect or person of interest, De Young did say he would like Frazee to talk to police directly.
Frazee's attorney, Jeremy Loew, said his client is cooperating.
"We encourage law enforcement to take whatever steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation," Loew said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. The lawyer also said his client has given police DNA samples and access to his cellphone.
Investigators began searching Frazee's 35-acre property, located in a small town south of Denver called Florissant, last week.
Around 75 people participated in the search, which included heavy digging equipment, at Frazee's residence, which is about a 20-minute drive away from Berreth's home. On Sunday, officials announced that the search was complete with no trace of Berreth.
Frazee said he saw Berreth on Thanksgiving Day when she dropped off their 1-year-old daughter. Three days after Berreth was last seen, a text was sent from her phone telling an employee at Doss Aviation, a flight school in Colorado Springs where she worked as an instructor, that she would be taking the rest of the week off. That same day, Berreth's phone pinged from Gooding, Idaho, which is 700 miles away from her home, according to East Idaho News.
Berreth is described as a 5'3" tall, 110-pound white woman. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweater and blue pants, police said.
Anyone with more information on her whereabouts is being encouraged to contact the Woodland Park Police Department at (719)-687-9262 or the Central Bureau of Investigation at (719)-647-5999.