• Fiance of missing Colorado mom arrested, charged with first-degree murder


    WOODLAND PARK, Colo. - A Colorado sheriff's official says authorities have arrested the fiance of a woman who was last seen on Thanksgiving.

    Teller County sheriff's Cmdr. Greg Couch says Patrick Frazee was arrested Friday morning in Woodland Park, Colorado. He was charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder.


    Kelsey Berreth was last seen near her home in central Colorado. The investigation opened Dec. 2 after Berreth's mother requested a police check on her daughter. 

    Surveillance video showed the 29-year-old entering the store with what appears to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier.

    Frazee told police he last saw her later that afternoon when he picked up the couple's daughter.

    The investigation opened Dec. 2 after Berreth's mother requested a police check on her daughter.

    Frazee told police that Berreth, a flight instructor, last texted him on Nov. 25, the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

    Her aviation company employer got a text message from Berreth's phone the same day, saying she planned to take the following week off.

    Police later received data indicating Berreth's phone was near Gooding, Idaho that same day, nearly 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) from her home.

    Patrick Frazee runs a cattle ranch on his 35-acre (14-hectare) property. Police recently searched Frazee's property but have not provided any information about the evidence they presented to a judge for approval of the search.

    Berreth and Frazee did not live together, according to relatives, and Berreth's daughter has been living with Frazee.

    According to property records, Berreth purchased her single-family home in Woodland Park in May

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