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'YAY The Witch Is Dead' Post In Kelsey Berreth Case Is Just 'Strange Coincidence,' Authorities Say
Reports suggested Patrick Frazee's mother wrote a potentially suspicious Facebook post the same day Berreth was murdered, but authorities say it was a case of mistaken identity.
Newly unsealed search warrants in the Kelsey Berreth murder investigation, which were made available to the public on Wednesday, appeared to reveal an eerie Facebook post thought to be written by suspect Patrick Frazee’s mother, but authorities now say it wasn't what it seemed.
Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor, was last seen near her home near Colorado Springs on Nov. 22. Frazee, with whom Berreth had a 1-year-old daughter, has been charged with her murder. He’s accused of using baseball bat to beat Berreth to death, burning her body and then dumping her remains in a landfill or river. Her body has not yet been found.
The Facebook post in question, which was posted on Nov. 22, the very same day Berreth went missing, reads, “YAY the witch is dead.” The post included a photo of “Glinda the Good Witch” from the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”
The post was written by a woman named Sheila McCorkle-Frazee, who was originally reported to be Frazee's mother, but authorities have clarified that she's not related to Frazee.
“It’s just a very strange coincidence, but it is not Patrick Frazee’s mother,” Lee Richards, a spokeswoman for the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, told the Gazette in Colorado Springs. “They saw it, they investigated it and it was not Patrick Frazee’s mother.”
Meanwhile, authorities have been combing a Colorado landfill to find Berreth’s body. An arrest affidavit reveals that Krystal Lee Kenney, an Idaho nurse who was having an affair with Frazee, traveled to Colorado to clean up the crime scene. Kenney has agreed to help the prosecution in Frazee’s murder trial.
Frazee is slated to be arraigned April 8 and he expected to enter a plea, KMGH in Denver reports.