- On Friday, police executed a search warrant at the Florissant, Colorado, property of Patrick Frazee, whose fiancée, Kelsey Berreth, has been missing since Thanksgiving.
- The 29-year-old flight instructor was first reported missing by her mother on December 2nd, who was alarmed when she hadn’t heard from her in a while.
- Frazee, 32, has not spoken publicly since Berreth disappeared, but issued a statement through his attorney saying he is cooperating with the investigation.
- However, at an afternoon press conference, Police Chief Miles de Young said Frazee had yet to sit down with investigators.
On Friday, police executed a search warrant on the home of a Florissant, Colorado, man whose fiancée has been missing since Thanksgiving, according to multiple local outlets.
Kelsey Berreth was first reported missing by her mother, Cheryl Berreth, on December 2nd, when she couldn’t get in touch with her daughter. The last time the 29-year-old flight instructor was seen alive was on Thanksgiving day, when she was captured on surveillance footage grocery shopping with her one-year-old daughter.
Cheryl reached out to her daughter’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, who said he picked up the couple’s daughter on Thanksgiving and last spoke to Berreth over text message on November 25th.
That same day, Berreth’s employer received a text from her saying she needed to take the next week off. Her phone later pinged nearly 800 miles away in Idaho, near where she has family.
Cheryl pleaded for her daughter’s safe return during a Tuesday press conference, but Frazee was notably not there. He later issued a statement through his attorney, saying he was told about the briefing only an hour before and would have attended if he had been given more notice. The statement also said he is cooperating with police and “hopes and prays for Ms. Berreth’s return.”
That claim was later disputed by Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young, who said at a Friday afternoon press conference that Frazee has yet to sit down with investigators.
They say that they have wanted to talk to Frazee because they believe he was the last person to see Berreth in person, but that his lawyer has told them “not at this time.”
While Frazee and Berreth were engaged and shared a young daughter, they did not live together. Police searched Berreth’s home as soon as she was reported missing, but waited nearly two weeks before executing a search warrant at Frazee’s home.
De Young refused to call Frazee either a suspect or person of interest in his fiancée’s disappearance.
During an interview on the “Today” show on Thursday, Cheryl said it was completely out of character for her daughter to disappear.
She said the last time she talked to her daughter was on Thanksgiving, when she called to ask for a recipe.
“Her voice was fine. It was a normal day for her,” she said.
Cheryl says that she believed her daughter’s relationship with Frazee “has been good.”
“They’re loving,” she added.
She maintains hope that her daughter will be found alive.
“I still know somebody knows where she’s at. Somebody has seen her. There’s more information out there. Somebody just needs to realise, recognise, say something,” Cheryl said.
Anyone with information on Berreth’s whereabouts is being asked to call 719-687-9692.
The Berreth family has also set up a Facebook page to update supporters on the case.
- Read more:
- Video shows the moment Chris Watts realised he had been caught in a lie after murdering his wife and 2 young daughters
- Everything we know about missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs, whose parents were brutally murdered
- Dallas police officer arrested on manslaughter charge after fatally shooting her black neighbour
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.