WOODLAND PARK – Kelsey Berreth’s decision to move to Colorado in 2016 was motivated by love, according to a family member.
Ed Stanfill, Berreth’s uncle, spoke with News 5’s Sam Kraemer Monday, saying she wanted to get closer to then-boyfriend Patrick Frazee. After she moved, Stanfill said she accepted a job at Doss Aviation.
Berreth, who had attended flight school and worked as an instructor in Washington, got to know Frazee some time before moving to Colorado in 2016. Stanfill said he does not know how the couple met, saying, “She’s a pilot. She knows a lot of people.”
Despite working in Pueblo, Stanfill said his niece chose to live in Woodland Park to be closer to Frazee. She did not live with Frazee, he said, because the now-fiancé also lives with his mother.
A handful of law enforcement agencies just completed a search of the property Frazee lives at in Florrisant on Sunday. Authorities have not released any information on what evidence was collected.
The department said approximately 75 people were involved in the search Saturday. A backhoe was also brought in to assist in the search. Following the search, the property was turned back over to the homeowner.
Saturday, the Woodland Park Police Department announced that an anonymous donor has provided $25,000 in reward money for information that leads to the location or safe return of Berreth.
Berreth was last seen in public on Thanksgiving at a Woodland Park Safeway store. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee, told police he saw her later that afternoon when he picked up their daughter. She has not been seen since. Ten days later on Dec. 2, Berreth’s mother reported her missing.
On Friday, authorities announced that they were now classifying Kelsey Berreth’s disappearance as suspicious, 23 days after she was last seen. The announcement came as investigators began the search of her fiance’s home.
At this time, the Woodland Park Police Department has not released any further information pertaining to the case, including any conversations they have had with Patrick Frazee, Kelsey Berreth’s fiance.
The Woodland Park Police Department will pay up to $25,000 for information that leads to the safe return of Kelsey Berreth. Tips can be called into the Woodland Park Police Department at (719) 687-9262 or emailed to the dedicated email account at firstname.lastname@example.org for investigators to follow up. If you have any information related to this case, please call the Woodland Park Police Department.