Moses Lake church holds vigil for mother presumed dead
MOSES LAKE, Wash. — Members of the Moses Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church have spent the last several weeks praying for Kelsey Berreth, her family, and investigators.
“There’s been an aching in our hearts of pain that doesn’t go away,” said church member Judy Twigg.
The little hope they had was shattered Friday when police in Colorado said they believed Berreth was no longer alive. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee was arrested and charged with her murder.
Vigil tonight in Moses Lake where Kelsey Berreth grew up. She’s been missing since thanksgiving. Colorado authorities just charged her fiance with murder. Hear from people who watched her grow up tonight on #kxly Nightside. pic.twitter.com/etV808cjAZ
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Berreth worshiped and attended school at the church. The people who knew and loved her held a vigil Friday night.
“Everybody is devastated,” said Sandy Larsen, who watched Berreth grow up. “We don’t know what to do, so we came together to pray for her family tonight so that God would just be with them, comfort them.”
Church members wrote letters to Kelsey’s family.
“They were just a loving family, and they were an integral part of our church,” Larsen said. “Everybody loved them, and everybody loved Kelsey. We just watched her — she matured through the years, turned into a beautiful young lady,” Larsen said.
Berreth was last seen on Thanksgiving with her 1-year-old daughter near her home of Woodland Park.According to a report by ABC News, her body has not been found, but new information is narrowing down the search.
“Hard to believe that a girl like Kelsey could have somehow found herself in this position,” Twigg said.
While church members continue to pray for Berreth and her family — they’re also keeping her 1-year-old daughter in their hearts as well.
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