Colorado woman likely killed at home, fiance charged
- Author: Joey Payne Dec 22, 2018,
Dec 22, 2018, 0:31
"It is a crime to solicit somebody to commit another crime", Teller County District Attorney Don May said at a news conference Friday, while adding that the charge does not require that someone actually complete the crime for which they were approached.
Kelsey Berreth, 29, was last seen in a grocery store near her home in Woodland Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Florissant.
He said Cheryl Berreth reported her daughter missing at 12:37 p.m. MT on December 2.
Surveillance video showed her entering the store on Thanksgiving Day with what appears to be the couple's 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier.
Frazee, who did not live with Kelsey, told police that he last saw his fiancée on that same Thanksgiving Day when they met up so he could take their daughter in an exchange. His attorney said Frazee only learned of the event an hour before it began and would have attended with more notice. Formal charges will be filed in the next few days, he said, and affidavits are now sealed.
Police say the body of the Woodland Park 29-year-old has not been found but they believe she is dead. She reportedly has family in Idaho. "This is completely out of character". A day later, De Young urged Frazee to be honest with investigators and said officials started to believe that Berreth could be in danger as time dragged on without word from her. Kelsey loves her God, she loves her family and friends, and she loves her job.
The warrant was served at Frazee's home outside Woodland Park, Colorado judicial spokesman Rob McCallum told CNN.
"She's not the kind that runs off", Cheryl Berreth said at a police news conference on December 10.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woodland Park Police Department at 719-687-9262 or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 719-647-5999.
Berreth's employer got a text from her phone on November 25, saying she wouldn't be able to work that week, police have said. De Young said the company where Berreth worked as a flight instructor, Doss Aviation, had accounted for all their planes and that police had no reason to believe she used someone else's plane for a flight.
Cheryl Berreth told NBC News that her daughter's relationship with Frazee had been good and loving. He said the search and arrest affidavits will stay sealed for now.
Loew previously said his client provided police with DNA samples and access to his cellphone.
Last weekend, authorities searched the property of Berreth's fiancé in Florissant, but they did not find any signs of the missing woman.
Ms Berreth and Mr Frazee did not live together, according to relatives, and Ms Berreth's daughter has been living Mr Frazee.
De Young declined to say then what investigators were looking for or what prompted them to search that location.