WOODLAND PARK, Colo. — The remains of missing Woodland Park mother Kelsey Berreth have not been found, nor has any evidence relating to her death, as investigators wrapped up their search of the Midway Landfill in Fountain, Woodland Park Police said Wednesday.
Berreth, 29, was last seen Thanksgiving Day. Patrick Frazee, who police initially described as Berreth's fiancé and who shares a child with Berreth, is accused of killing her and burning her body.
Frazee is charged with first-degree murder, solicitation to commit first-degree murder, tampering with a deceased human body and crime of violence, which is a sentence enhancer.
Investigators began a "highly detailed search" of the Midway Landfill at 8925 Rancho Colorado Blvd. on Feb. 26, according to Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young.
"This is not the outcome we hoped for, but we knew going into this search that there was a chance we would not locate [Berreth] or evidence related to her disappearance," De Young said.
Berreth's body has not been found.
Frazee was arrested on Dec. 21 and has been in custody since. His arraignment hearing was postponed to May 24 due to ongoing forensic testing after a February court appearance where a judge determined there was enough evidence for the case against him to go to trial.
Much of the evidence presented by prosecutors during the preliminary hearing hinges on information given to investigators by Frazee’s ex-girlfriend Krystal Lee Kenney, who claimed that he asked her to kill his fiancée on multiple occasions.
Kenney pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence earlier this year. As part of an agreement, she will testify against Frazee should the case go to trial.
Frazee's and Berreth’s 1-year-old daughter has been in the custody of Berreth's parents.
The disappearance of Berreth and Frazee’s ensuing arrest has generated attention from media outlets across the country and has been the subject of a Dateline episode.
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