'The Witch Is Dead:' Patrick Frazee's Mother Allegedly Celebrated Kelsey Berreth's Death
The Colorado Judicial Branch published 22 warrants in connection to Patrick Frazee's murder case, in which he's accused of killing his fiancee, Kelsey Berreth.
Update: Authorities have clarified that the woman who posted the "witch is dead" message to Facebook is not Patrick Frazee's mother and described the entire incident as a "strange coincidence."
Newly unsealed search warrants in the Kelsey Berreth murder investigation, which were made available to the public on Wednesday, reveal that suspect Patrick Frazee’s mother may have alluded to his fiancee’s death in a November Facebook post.
The Facebook post, which was posted on Nov. 22, the same day Berreth went missing, reads, “YAY the witch is dead.”
Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor, was last seen near her home in a mountain town near Colorado Springs, south of Denver. Her body has yet to be found, but she is presumed to be dead.
During Frazee’s preliminary hearing in mid-February, investigators testified that Frazee, 32, called both his mother and former girlfriend Krystal Lee Kenney on the day Berreth disappeared. McCorkie-Frazee was asked to testify during the hearing but invoked her Fifth Amendment rights.
Kenney is cooperating with prosecutors as part of a plea agreement. She is also required to testify against Frazee.
She allegedly told police that Frazee repeatedly asked her to kill Berreth, and that he admitted to beating Berreth to death with a baseball bat.
Kenney, a 32-year-old former nurse from Idaho, has pleaded guilty to evidence tampering, admitting she moved Berreth's cellphone in an attempt to mislead investigators.
Frazee has been charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder. He has not entered a plea.
Prosecutors have not discussed any theories on why Frazee would kill Berreth. Her parents argue in a wrongful death lawsuit that they believe Frazee wanted full custody of the couple's 1-year-old daughter.
Frazee's arraignment has been scheduled for April 8.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.