Search intensifies for Colorado mother, 29, who disappeared on Thanksgiving and whose cell phone pinged 3 days later in Idaho

Kelsey Berreth, a Colorado mum and flight instructor, has been missing since Thanksgiving. Facebook/Missing mother – Kelsey Berreth
  • Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen shopping at a Woodland Park, Colorado, grocery store on Thanksgiving.
  • She was officially reported missing by her mother on December 2.
  • On November 25, her employer said they received a text message from Berreth saying she needed to take the next week off. That same day, her phone pinged near a mobile phone tower in Idaho.
  • Patrick Frazee, Berreth’s fiancé and the father of her one-year-old daughter, was invited to a press conference on Monday but did not attend. However, police say he is being cooperative.

The mother of a Colorado woman who has been missing since late November spoke at a press conference on Monday, pleading for help to ensure her safe return home.

Kelsey Berreth was last seen alive a little after noon on Thanksgiving Day, when surveillance footage captured her shopping at a Woodland Park, Colorado, grocery store with her one-year-old daughter.

It wasn’t until December 2 that her mother, Cheryl, reported her missing.

At the Monday afternoon press conference, Woodland Park police chief Miles De Young said that when Cheryl couldn’t reach her daughter, she called Kelsey’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, who said he last saw her on Thanksgiving when he picked up their daughter. He said the last time he heard from her was on November 25, when they texted.

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Berreth was last seen shopping at a grocery store with her one-year-old daughter on Thanksgiving day. Woodland Park Police Department

Police contacted the Pueblo business where Berreth works as a flight instructor, and they said they also received a text from her on the 25th, saying she needed to take the following week off from work. That same day, Berreth’s cell phone pinged nearly 800 miles away near Gooding, Idaho. Officials say Berreth has family in that area.

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So far, De Young says that Berreth’s disappearance is being treated as a missing person’s case. He said they have no suspects at the moment, and are asking for the public’s help in finding Berreth.

It was revealed at the press conference that Frazee was invited to the briefing, but did not attend. Nevertheless, cops have not identified him as a person of interest and say he has been cooperating. He continues to care for his one-year-old daughter.

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Berreth’s mother, Cheryl, pleaded for information on her daughter’s disappearance during a Monday press conference. KRDO

Cops have searched Berreth’s home and vehicles, but not Frazee’s. Berreth’s mother says that while her daughter and Frazee were in a relationship and shared a child, they had never lived together. When investigators searched Berreth’s home they found a batch of untouched, cold cinnamon rolls.

De Young said there is no record of domestic violence reports from the couple.

At the press conference, Cheryl said that her daughter was “not the kind that runs off.” She described Kelsey as someone who is “reliable, considerate and honest.”

“Kelsey, we just want you home call us if you can and we won’t quit looking,” her mother said.

Berreth was last seen wearing a white shirt under a grey sweater, jeans or dark blue pants, white shoes and carrying a brown purse. She is described as being 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds.

The Woodland Park Police Department is asking anyone with information on Berreth’s disappearance to call 719-687-9692.

The family has also set up a Facebook page to give updates on the case.