DENVER – Colorado police plan to search a landfill for the remains of a woman whose fiancé is charged with the murder of the mother of his 1-year-old child.
The search of the landfill in the Fountain is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The Woodland Park Police warned in a written statement that it may be weeks or even months to finish their search for Kelsey Berreth remains and other evidence.
It was not clear on Friday, the police have to search on the site, which is about 40 km from Berreth at home.
The 29-year-old flight instructor was last seen on Nov. 22 near her home in a village in the near of Colorado Springs, south of Denver. The search for Berreth until Dec. 2, when her mother reported her missing.
Berreth’s fiance, Patrick Frazee, was charged with murder and solicitation to commit murder more than a month later. Frazee, 32, has not entered a plea.
Dramatic court testimony Tuesday during a hearing it turned out that Frazee’s girlfriend told the police that he repeatedly asked her to kill Berreth. The researchers told a judge that Kenney told the police Frazee admitted beating Berreth to death with a baseball bat.
The woman, Krystal Lee Kenney, together with officers of justice as part of a plea agreement. She is also required to testify against Frazee.
The 32-year-old former nurse from Idaho has pleaded guilty to evidence tampering, admitting she moved Berreth the mobile phone.
Kenney told the police that Frazee demanded they come to Colorado and clean blood splashes on the floor, the walls and the furniture of Berreth at home.
Kenney said she then watched as Frazee burned Berreth the body on his property, according to the testimony. They told the police that Frazee planned to throw the remains at a landfill or a river.
The plaintiffs’ evidence also includes a mobile phone tower data, suggesting Berreth the phone was always in the possession of Frazee or Kenney after Nov. 22, the date Frazee told the police that he last saw her.
Plaintiffs have not discussed any theories about why Frazee would kill Berreth. Her parents say in a wrongful death lawsuit that they believe Frazee wanted full custody of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter. The child has remained with them temporarily, while the criminal case.