Arraignment in case against Patrick Frazee continued to May

Arraignment in case against Patrick Frazee continued to May
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Patrick Frazee and Kelsey Berreth

The arraignment for Patrick Frazee, accused of killing his fiancee Kelsey Berreth, has been continued to May 24. Frazee appeared in a Teller County, Colorado court Friday morning and was expected to enter a plea.

According to Colorado Courts Public Information Officer Rob McCallum, the arrangement was continued as a result of ongoing forensic testing.

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Frazee is charged with first-degree murder, solicitation to commit first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body and crime of violence. He is accused of killing Berreth, who is the mother of his child.

Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving Day and was reported missing by her mother 10 days later. Berreth is originally from Grant County and her parents now live in the Sandpoint area.

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Police have still not found Berreth’s body. Investigators are searching a Colorado landfill for evidence related to the case.

In February, Frazee’s mistress, Krystal Kenney, pleaded guilty to evidence tampering relate d to the case. The Idaho nurse told investigators she had an intimate relationship with Frazee in early 2018.

Berreth and Frazee’s daughter is now in the custody of Berreth’s parents, Cheryl-Lee and Darrell Lynn Berreth. The believe a custody dispute was like a “motive to kill Kelsey,” according to a wrongful death lawsuit they filed.