WOODLAND PARK, Col. – Law enforcement officers have arrested Patrick Frazee on murder charges in connection with the disappearance of Woodland Park woman Kelsey Berreth.
Frazee was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and solicitation for first-degree murder, Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young said at a Friday morning press conference.
Frazee was arrested just after 7 a.m. in Florissant. He is being held in the Teller County jail.
Berreth, 29, was last seen on Thanksgiving, when surveillance video showed her entering the Woodland Park Safeway store. She dropped off her 1-year-old daughter with Frazee, who is the girl’s father, later that day.
Berreth’s mother reported her missing on December 2.
De Young said investigators have not found Berreth.
“While we have not found Kelsey at this time, information has been developed that is helping to narrow down our search,” he said. “As you can tell from the arrest, sadly, we do not believe Kelsey is still alive.”
Berreth’s daughter is in protective custody and will be reunited with Berreth’s family, according to police.
Law enforcement officers spent two days searching Frazee’s property last week. They conducted a search at Berreth’s home earlier this week.
“Investigators have recovered a number of items that make us suspicious that the crime did occur at Kelsey’s residence,” De Young said.
Investigators said only Frazee has been arrested in connection with the case. It’s unknown if more arrests will be made in the future.