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Woodland Park Police end landfill search in Kelsey Berreth case

Posted at 2:40 PM, Apr 17, 2019

WOODLAND PARK – Wednesday afternoon, the Woodland Park Police Department announced that the search for Kelsey Berreth at the Midway Landfill has ended.

Her remains have not been found, nor has any evidence relating to her death, according to the department.

Kesely Berreth<figcaption class="wp-caption-text" id="caption-attachment-114172">Kelsey Berreth was last seen in Woodland Park on Nov. 22nd.

The department said that prior to conducting the search, NecroSearch International narrowed the search area to 135′ x 32′ x 13.25′ Law enforcement officials and other experts have completed a highly detailed search of an area approximately 65′ x 32′ x 13′ deep with no success, according to Woodland Park Police. This was the primary search area identified by NecroSearch International as having the highest probability of locating evidence relating to Kelsey’s disappearance.

“We absolutely could not have conducted this search without the support and cooperation of Waste Management, local businesses, our community, and the countless law enforcement agencies that answered our call for help,” said Woodland Park Police Chief, Miles De Young. “We have been working diligently at the Midway landfill since Feb. 25th and based on a lack of items such as discarded mail, local newspapers, and typical ranch debris that comes out of the transfer station in Divide, I do not believe it is prudent to continue.”

Chief De Young also added, “This is not the outcome that we hoped for, but we knew going into this search that there was a chance we would not locate Kelsey or evidence related to her disappearance.”

Woodland Park Police said the investigation is not over and they are committed to bringing justice to Kelsey’s family. The added that the close, collaborative relationships with the FBI and CBI have brought the best resources in the nation together to assist in the case from the beginning.

The department said investigators are continuing to work on additional leads in the case and follow up interviews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Woodland Park Police Department through the dedicated email address,


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