Search warrants released in Kelsey Berreth murder investigation

Left to right: undated photo of Kelsey Berreth with her daughter, Patrick Frazee on 12/21/18 after his arrest.
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CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KKTV) - Search warrants in the Kelsey Berreth murder investigation were made public Wednesday, two days after a judge ruled to unseal the documents.

READ THE DOCUMENTS HERE

There are 22 warrants associated with the case. At the time of this writing, 11 News is still combing through the documents and will update this article after we have read them all. Among the new information we have learned so far:


  • Berreth's fiance, Patrick Frazee, told investigators that on the eve of Nov. 21, Berreth told him during a phone call that she wanted them to go their separate ways because they had been growing apart. Frazee claimed he gave Berreth all of her things back, and they agreed to split custody of their 1-year-old daughter 50/50. Frazee said Berreth asked him to pick up their daughter on Nov. 22. When he got to her Woodland Park apartment, no one was home, so he told investigators he went to run errands. He spotted Berreth in the alley when he swung back by her home later, and he took their daughter. Nov. 22 is the last day Berreth was seen alive.

  • Frazee told investigators that on Sunday, Nov. 25, Berreth texted him, "Do you even love me?" Frazee said he replied that he did, but got a notification a few days later that his message did not go through.

  • Authorities obtained a warrant to search a 2006 Toyota Corolla registered to Berreth's mother but listed in the warrant as belonging to Berreth and Frazee. A sock with a small amount of what appeared to be blood was located on the front passenger seat. A K-9 indicated the presence of "human decomposition" in the rear bumper area on the driver's side.

  • Berreth's mother told police Frazee had exhibited worrying behavior in the past, specifically an incident after his daughter was born premature. Frazee allegedly became verbally abusive with nurses when barred from entering the hospital room; the behavior led to social services being called and an investigation conducted to make sure Berreth wasn't being abused. Frazee allegedly said later that he should have killed the nurse who reported them and joked about the incident at his daughter's first birthday.

  • Berreth's mother alerted authorities to blood on the outer bowl of the toilet at her daughter's townhome. She said the bath rug was gone and the refrigerator had been visibly wiped down.
  • Items taken from Berreth's townhome during a Dec. 6 investigation


    • Possible blood collected from toilet

    • Sample from sink, collected from bathroom sink

    • Sample from wall, collected from under towel rack

    • Sample from side of tub, collected from bathtub

    • Trash can, from bathroom

    • Shower curtain and liner

    • Towel from towel rack

    • Two towels from downstairs bedroom

    • Rug from living room

    • Sample from outlet in bathroom

    • Mat from outside of front door

    • The whole towel rack from bathroom wall

    • Bathroom vanity cabinet door

    • Sample from laundry door handle

    • Sample from laundry door frame

    • Bathroom drain and trap

    • Samples from door handle from downstairs closet

    • Samples from light switch from downstairs closet

    • Bathroom door (entire door)

    • Doorknobs found in trash can in downstairs closet

    • Kitchen sink trap and drain

    Items taken from Frazee's residence on Dec. 14 (One week before his arrest)


    • A blanket

    • Several pairs of jeans

    • Frazee's Ent checkbook and registers

    • A health care card in Berreth's name

    • LG cellphone

    • Columbia boots

    • Baseball cap

    • Ancestry DNA box addressed to Berreth's P.O. box in Florissant

    • Verizon cell phone with broken screen

    • 17 gray shirts

    • Five teeth

    • Hairbrush

    • 50 9-mm rounds and two casings

    • Motorola Droid from Verizon with cracked screen

    • Laptops and tablets

    • Toothbrushes

    • Two more pairs of boots

    • Knife

    • Took swabs of a Swiffer, bleach bottle, Simply Green cleaning solution. All were positive presumptive (confirmed the presence of a specific substance)
    • The decision to unseal the documents was made during a motions hearing in Teller County Monday morning. Frazee appeared in the courtroom, clad in a green and white striped jumpsuit and the now-customary ballistic vest. His mother attended the hearing.

      11 News reporter Ashley Franco live-tweeted during the proceedings: