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Cops: Man May Have Had Help Killing Fiancee in Colorado

Patrick Frazee arrested on investigation of murder, solicitation of murder charges
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Updated Dec 21, 2018 1:11 PM CST
This booking photo provided by the Teller County Sheriff's office shows Patrick Frazee, the fiance of missing Colorado woman Kelsey Berreth.   (Teller County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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(Newser) – Police in Colorado still haven't found 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth, missing since Thanksgiving, but they've apparently had a break in the case they are now treating as a murder investigation. Police arrested her fiance, Patrick Frazee, at his home Friday morning, and court documents suggest authorities think he not only planned Berreth's murder but had some help. The details:

  • The arrest: Authorities have not filed formal charges against Frazee, but they expect to do so within 10 days. Instead, he was arrested on an investigation of first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder, reports ABC News.
  • Had help? A solicitation charge suggests a suspect contacted someone else about the killing, and as the Denver Post explains, it would mean he did more than simply ask a question. “You’ve actually done something to show firmness in what you intend to do,” says 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May. So far, no other arrests have been made.

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