FILE – This missing person poster created by the Woodland Park Police Department shows Kelsey Berreth. Colorado police say they are searching the property of the missing woman’s fiancee. The search of Patrick Frazee property began Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, about three weeks after the 29-year-old was last seen. (Forest Park Police via AP, File)
DENVER – An official leading the search for a missing Colorado woman urged her fiance to speak with the researchers, said Friday that the police think that he is the last person to see the 29-year-old “face to face” since Thanksgiving.
The police has also started with the search of the home of Kelsey Berreth’s fiance, Patrick Frazee. Officials said that the completion of the search may take days and not immediately all the information about the reason why they were by the accommodation in the small community of Florissant, south of Denver.
The research and the length of time Berreth is gone suggest her disappearance is suspicious, said Miles Young, chief of police of Woodland Park, the city where Berreth life, which is about a 20-minute drive of Florissant.
He said that the police are “considering every possibility”, but refuses to call Frazee a suspect or a person of interest. The Young said Frazee has communicated with the police via his lawyer, but wants him to speak with the researchers, because the police thinks that he is the last person to see Berreth, whose disappearance has baffled her family and the authorities.
She was last seen on surveillance video entering a supermarket on Thanksgiving Day with what seems to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier. Frazee told the police that the couple met somewhere in the afternoon, so that he could pick up the child. They do not live together, and the girl is now staying with her father.
The police said that the only sign of Berreth, a pilot who works as a flight instructor for an airline, then a number of text messages from her mobile phone. Location data later suggested that by the Nov. 25 the phone was in Idaho, 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) of Berreth at home.
The public records show that property associated with Frazee the name in Florissant covers 35 acres. The Young would not comment on what evidence police presented to a judge for a search warrant.
The FBI and other agencies were helping with the search.
Frazee’s attorney, Jeremy Loew, said his client is cooperating with the investigation and was not asked to participate in the property search.
“We encourage the enforcement of the law to take any and all steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation,” Löw said in a statement.
Loew earlier said that his client provided police with DNA samples and access to his mobile phone. Frazee told the police that Berreth’s last sms to him on Nov. 25, Sunday, the day after Thanksgiving.
Her employer, Doss Aviation, received a text message from her mobile phone that day say they plan to take the next week off.
A police investigation was opened Dec. 2 after Berreth’s mother asked for a welfare check. The police said that they are both of Berreth the cars outside her home.
The police also said Doss Aviation is responsible for all of their aircraft and there is no reason to believe that they are someone else’s plane for a flight.