$25K Reward for Missing Mom; Cops Search Fiance's Property

Kelsey Berreth remains missing in Colorado
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2018 3:39 AM CST
75 Officers Search Property for Missing Colorado Woman
Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young answers questions about the disappearance of resident Kelsey Berreth, while her mother, Cheryl Berreth, stands in the background during a news conference at City Hall in Woodland Park, Colo.   (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP, File)

A Colorado woman is still missing after an intensive search of her fiance's property that involved 75 officers from different law enforcement agencies, authorities say. Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor from Woodland Park, has not been seen since Thanksgiving and authorities have described her disappearance as suspicious, NBC News reports. Authorities say the scores of officials spent two days searching the 35-acre property of fiance Patrick Frazee, who is the father of Berreth's 1-year-old daughter. Also, police say an anonymous donor has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to Berreth's whereabouts, per the AP.

In regard to the search, the Woodland Park Police Department says a backhoe and dogs were used "to be as thorough as possible." Frazee has declined to meet face-to-face with investigators, though his attorney, Jeremy Loew, says he is cooperating with investigators and has provided his cellphone and DNA samples, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Berreth was reported missing by her mother on Dec. 2. Three days after she was last seen at a Safeway on Nov. 22, her cellphone pinged to around 800 miles away in Idaho. A text message sent to her employer from her phone said she wouldn't be at work the following week. Authorities haven't disclosed the contents of another message sent to Frazee. (Read more missing person stories.)

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