The affidavit for the arrest of Patrick Frazee, the man accused of killing Woodland Park mother Kelsey Berreth in November, has been released.
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The 12-page document provides additional information about the investigation that led officers to arrest Frazee.
In a preliminary hearing Tuesday, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent testified that their investigation revealed Frazee blindfolded Berreth as she was smelling candles, then beat her to death with a baseball bat. Several days later, Frazee burned Berreth’s body outside his mother’s property in Florissant, according to the testimony. He then dumped the remains in a river or a dumb, according to the testimony.
This information was provided to investigators by Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, who was also charged in connection with the case. Kenney pled guilty earlier this month to tampering with evidence. As part of her plea deal, she agreed to testify against Frazee.
Frazee is charged with first-degree murder, solicitation to commit murder, tampering with a deceased human body, and committing a crime of violence.
His next court hearing is April 8.
Resources for victims of domestic violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call the hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or visit thehotline.org for free help 24 hours a day.
Violence Free Colorado: Visit violencefreecolorado.org to find resources by county in Colorado. The website also has other resources, including information on how to help a loved one who is being abused.
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