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Colorado man charged with murder in missing fiance death

FILE – This booking photo provided by the Teller County Sheriff’s office shows Patrick Frazee, the fiance of missing Colorado woman, Kelsey Berreth, who was arrested Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at his home in the community of Florissant, Colo Frazee, is accused of murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiance. Frazee learned of the five charges against him during a brief appearance Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in Cripple Creek. (Teller County Sheriff’s Office via AP,File)

DENVER – a Colorado man was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancé, and if the police try to find out what has happened to the mother of his child.

Patrick Frazee, is accused of trying to find someone to kill Kelsey Berreth three times between September and November, and the cause of her death on or around Thanksgiving, according to a document load. Berreth was last seen Thanksgiving Day on a grocery store surveillance video with the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, and Frazee said that the two met that day on the exchange of their child.

The girl is staying with her mother and her family, and the authorities have not said if they have found Berreth the body.

Frazee, 32, was told in court that he is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder. No details were provided about who else may have been involved in Berreth’s death.

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Dan May declined to say whether the three soliticiation costs mean researchers believe Frazee tried to have three people to kill Berreth, a flight instructor.

When Frazee was arrested Dec. 21, police said more arrests were possible, but they have not announced. They have said that the evidence suggests Berreth was murdered in her home in Woodland Park, a small village in the near of Colorado Springs, and that her mobile phone was tracked to Gooding, Idaho, three days after Thanksgiving.

The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho said last week that the FBI and the Colorado authorities asked the agency and the police in the centre of Twin Falls, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast of Gooding, to assist in the preparation and serving of “search warrant” and the process that evidence in the case.

The sheriff’s office has no information about the search or the evidence.

The document in which the evidence of Frazee’s arrest is sealed. His lawyer expects to get a copy of it Monday, but they are not allowed to discuss it with him, until a court decides if they can. A hearing is set for Friday.

May said prosecutors have kept the information secret at the request of the researchers, which is still in the detection of leads, and trying to interview people.

Frazee did not speak in court and is not to be expected that the entering of a plea until after evidence is scheduled to be presented at a Jan. 29 hearing.

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